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Best Tech Jobs for Women Aren't Necessarily With Tech Companies


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Women technologists were promoted at a significantly higher rate than men in 2019, the report from AnitaB.org found.

For women in tech, some of the best places to work aren't tech companies. 

This comes from the annual "Top Companies for Women Technologists" report from AnitaB.org, an organization focused on the advancement of women in computing. 

Tech companies are among the 76 participating companies that top the report. Industries like finance and insurance also made strong showings.

The report looked at data submitted by the companies and found that the percentage of women ticked up to 25.12% in 2019, up from 24% last year. The report points out that it's too slow to achieve AnitaB.org's goal of reaching parity by 2025. However, the increase still "represents thousands of additional jobs held by women who are now bringing their ideas and expertise to technology."

For the first time, women held 29.8% of entry level tech jobs at participating companies. The report cites research which suggests that hitting 30% representation of any minority group is "a tipping point where a company's culture begins to change and the path to equity accelerates."

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