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Women Achieve Double-Digit Gains in Tech Leadership Roles

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Moving the needle on women in leadership may help tech companies increase retention of women in their workforces.

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Women in tech are gaining ground as the technology industry — or at least its largest players — makes slow but steady progress in shrinking its gender gap, and women in tech leadership are making the fastest advances. Deloitte Global predicts that large global technology firms, on average, will reach nearly 33% overall female representation in their workforces in 2022, up from 2019. Although the shares of women in technical and leadership roles have tended to lag the overall proportion of women by 8-to-10 percentage points, they are increasing the most rapidly.

With a growing body of research suggesting that diverse teams perform better and are more innovative, many technology, media, and telecommunications industry leaders are recognizing that diverse workforces and executive teams are good for business. According to Deloitte's estimates, women's share in the overall global tech workforce has increased 6.9% from 2019 to 2022, while their share in technical roles has grown by 11.7%. Notably, the fastest growth — an estimated gain of nearly 20%—has occurred in the proportion of women in leadership.

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