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The Tech Industry is a 'Boys Club,' New Report Says


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Fifty-three percent of women in tech surveyed felt they needed to prove their worth to their employers, particularly during the upheaval of COVID-19, including advocating more for themselves.

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Half of women in tech feel the industry is a boys club, but more than 60% are seeing signs of progress in spite of that. 

According to a new study from AnitaB.org, a nonprofit that works to advance women in computing and holds the Grace Hopper Celebration, women in tech are still feeling the effects of being a minority in their field. Although tech companies have made some moves in the past several years to create a more diversified and inclusive industry, women still facing plenty of challenges, particularly during the pandemic.

"There are women who were worried that their bosses would start to think, 'Oh, I saw a little girl on your lap. I heard you say that your school's closed. I know you've got three kids.' In their minds they're thinking, 'I've got to prove that this is not going to harm my output,'" said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, president and CEO of AnitaB.org.

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