Tech advances. Diversity retreats.
The proportion of women working in tech is now smaller, at 32%, than it was in 1984, at 35%. Today, women hold just 16% of engineering roles and 27% of computing roles in companies in the US.
50% of women in tech roles leave them by the age of 35.
Senior HR leaders are (at 45%) twice as likely as women (at 21%) themselves to say it's "easy for women to thrive in tech."
With more inclusive cultures, there could be almost 3 million young women working in tech in 2030.
An inclusive culture is everyone's responsibility
"Women prefer an environment where they see women in leadership, and that attracts more women. It comes down to focus, metrics, and holding ourselves accountable."
What needs to be done?
An inclusive culture is vital to keeping women in tech. Here are the top five strategies your organization can apply to drive change. Read our report for more detail.
Let both parents parent
Improve parental leave policies and make sure everyone is encouraged to use them.
Make it a metric
Set external goals and targets to increase diversity and hold leaders accountable.
Provide women-specific support, like mentors, sponsors and employee resource networks.
Promote the role of tech in driving world-changing innovation.
Meet on their terms
Encourage inclusive networking events, when everyone can join.
Voices of change
Britney, Blockchain lead, on the role of mentoring
Teresa, R&D MD on accountability and diversity
Jasmin, Sr. Analyst, on creativity and innovation
Resetting tech culture: Get the fast facts
Our research shows inclusive culture is key to retaining women in tech roles, but many companies do not recognize its importance. Our report offers actionable steps to reset tech culture.