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Women in Tech: Why So Few?

It’s no secret that the technology industry has a problem with women. IBM reports that women make up less than 20% of the tech workforce worldwide, but this gender gap is only the tip of the iceberg. From stereotypes that discourage young women from considering career paths in computer science and IT to outright hostility in tech work environments, it’s no wonder many female tech professionals look around at meetings and conferences to find themselves the only woman in the room. In an industry that’s experiencing an unprecedented talent shortage already, tech companies can’t afford not to hire women. As June Sugiyama writes at TechCrunch, the fact that there are so few women in tech “should be alarming to an industry so desperate for talent that its hiring practices have led to much-publicized ‘talent wars’ and legal action.”

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