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Women Tech Hiring Sees Minuscule Growth, Short of Hopes


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An AnitaB.org survey found women represented in 24% of technical roles this year, up 1.09% over last year.

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Women were represented in 24% of technical roles this year, with growth of 1.09% over last year, according to an AnitaB.org survey. About 13% of technical roles were filled by Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial women, according to the report, which did not measure racial diversity last year. Cloud software firm Blackbaud's Mary Beth Westmoreland says workplace diversity improves products and helps businesses in many ways. Westmoreland says promoting diversity has become a priority for her. “I feel really strongly about elevating, assisting and paving the way.”

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