One report published by McKinsey in 2016 showed that only 37% of the entry-level roles in tech companies were held by women. That number drops even further the higher up the business ladder you go, with women making up only 25% of senior management roles, and 15% of C-suite positions.
The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Report amplifies the need for more women to embrace tech, “Since STEM careers are projected to be some of the most sought-after in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
The need for skilled employees is more obvious than ever. However, the technology industry continues to restrict itself with a “boys club” image. We must add more women to the technology sector if we’re going to have a chance at filling the increasing roles available in science, engineering, and research.
It’s time to find solutions that empower women, and steer girls into a future of STEM in their education, and careers.