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Report Shows It Could Take 12 Years to Reach Equal Representation of Women in Tech

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Tech women were hired more often into entry-level positions than men.

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According to's 10th annual "Top Companies for Women Technologists" report, women technologists account for 28.8% of the technology workforce this year, up from 25.9% in 2018 and 26.2% in 2019. If the current rate of growth were to continue, the global organization for women technologists says it would take 12 years for women to attain equal representation in the technology industry.

Women accounted for an average of 30.2% of employees at small companies (less than 1,000 employees), 29.6% at medium-sized companies (1,000-10,000 employees), and 27% at large companies (more than 10,000 employees). White women accounted for 14.1% of the technology workforce, followed by Asian women (9.6%), Black women (2.2%), and Latinx women (1.7%).

The survey was based on data on more than 500,000 U.S. technologists from 51 participating companies.

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