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'Glass Ceiling Hasn't Cracked' for Women in Senior Tech Roles


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Start-Up Nation Central staff with teachers and students from a Bais Yaakov Seminary

Credit: Start-Up Nation Central

A report by Start-Up Nation Central (SNC) shows there's a long road ahead for women to reach adequate levels of representation in Israel's tech and innovation sector.

Women are still severely underrepresented in senior roles such as founders, executives, and management members compared to male counterparts, the report says.

Only 4.5% of Israel's technology companies were founded by all-women teams, compared to 84.5% founded by men-only teams, SNC figures show. Eleven percent of companies were founded by a mixed team of men and women, with at least one woman among the founders. The global average for startups with at least one female founder is 20%, according to a Crunchbase 2019 diversity report.

The number of female CEOs in the tech ecosystem in 2020 stood at 9%, a figure which remained steady in the last four years, according to the report.

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