There are a lot of companies talking about how to improve diversity today, but diversity is going to be a hard problem to solve.
48,850 New Tech Jobs are expected in 2018
28,389 Computer Science degrees are awarded annually
5,451 Computer Science degrees are awarded to women
50% of those women will leave their jobs within the first year.
A year into a new career and you can pretty easily see that there is a small fish in a big ocean.
It’s not just a “pipeline” issue either. Culture can make retention and career growth a challenge.
Two-thirds of women reported having to prove themselves repeatedly
72% of women perceive bias in performance reviews
32% of women say they will leave their job within a year vs. 22% of men
A significant percentage of women feel isolated.
34% reported pressure at work to play stereotypical roles
53% of women reported backlash for being outspoken
Read more in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s report on Diversity in High Tech