Although more companies are addressing the gender gap in technology, women still only account for around 26% of people working in IT. Whilst this is an improvement from the figure of 19% in 2019, much more work needs to be done to get to a place of gender balance. Diversity & inclusion is on almost every employer’s radar now and is rightly becoming a focus for them, so we’re on the right track.
Without a diverse workforce, technology as an industry is being held back. We live in a diverse world, and the technology teams are working to build will serve people from different cultures, backgrounds, races, genders and abilities. If our IT workforce doesn’t represent these diversities, we can’t expect products and services to be innovative and to serve the purpose to their full potential.
In 2019, Women in Tech conducted a survey where we asked women working in IT roles for their thoughts & opinions on some key areas. In October 2022, we wanted to ask the same questions again to gauge whether these opinions have changed, and to see if progress has been made. Questions were based around topics such as the gender pay gap, possible reasons women are put off from the tech industry, the priorities for women working in tech and the future of gender diversity in IT.
We surveyed over 500 people who work in the technology sector about their thoughts and opinions on the gender gap in technology.
Some of the key findings from the survey include:
To read more of the results in full, please download the official Women in Tech Survey 2023 here.