No more buts, give more women a seat at the tech high table | Inquirer Business

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Having more women in leadership roles pays dividends.
It’s no secret that women are still quite at a disadvantage, even in these modern times and despite their capabilities.
After all these years, women are still fighting for gender equality in the workplace. And the tech industry—which ushered the world into the 21st century, transformed the way we live, and helped open our eyes to different realities segments of society—is ironically one of the glaring areas where women are underrepresented and often ignored for promotions.
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The numbers don’t lie.
A study by the Pew Research Center showed that in the United States, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs have grown 79 percent since 1990 and even outpaced other job sectors. In fact, technology or computing is the highest paying and fastest-growing of the four. However, only 25 percent of computing jobs were given to women, a huge drop from 32 percent in 1990. What’s more, data from Statista revealed that Big Tech companies Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft only have a female workforce of about 34.4 percent women.FEATURED STORIES
And when we climb up the tech ladder, we’ll notice that the number will even go down further. …

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