TechCrunch – Women in tech are still fighting for the right to speak for themselves.
In a new piece for The Future of Tech, she lays out a vision for the future of the industry and its employees, and what that means for women.
Here are five key points from the article: Women will make up 20% of the workforce by 2025.
Women will be 40% of new hires in 2020.
Women are 40% more likely to be fired by 2020.
In 2021, women will be 60% of employees in tech.
By 2025, women make up a third of the Fortune 500, up from 28% in 2016.
Women in tech will have fewer senior managers, fewer senior executives, and fewer senior technical directors than in 2016, the article says.
There will be less diversity at the top.
Companies will have a harder time hiring and retaining women.
Women now account for less than 3% of all tech employees.
In 2020, they will account for more than 4%.
In 2021, only 17% of female engineers will be women, up nearly 10% from 2016.
By 2025, that number will be 27%.
Women make up just 1% of senior managers in 2020, up 10% since 2016.
In 2025, they make up 7%.
When it comes to diversity, women are still in the minority.
Women make up less than 2% of software engineering jobs.
In 2020, women made up 2.7% of tech executives, compared to 3.1% of their male colleagues.
By 2021, they are 4%.
By 2025 or 2026, women may account for only 5% of jobs in the tech industry, down from 7% in 2020 and 9% in the previous year.
By 2022, that percentage will drop to 4%.
The tech industry will have more female CEOs.
While there will be more women in tech than ever before, the numbers won’t be as large as they were in the early days of the technology boom, said Tania Brown, founder and CEO of Women in Tech, an organization that advocates for women in technology and their rights.
“If you take a look at the history of tech, it’s really, really hard to find any female CEO,” she said.
And while women will still be the majority of technical talent in tech, they’re going to make up more of the overall workforce, she said, noting that women have been disproportionately represented in the higher tech occupations since the 1970s.
Brown pointed to a recent study that found that the average salary for women engineers was $52,000, which was almost twice the median pay for men, and about five times the average for women at the upper end of the tech spectrum.
Tech firms are still largely male dominated.
Women’s representation in the technology workforce has been growing, but women still hold less than 1% in senior leadership positions.
The future of women’s tech will be dominated by men.
But in 2021, that will change.
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