The state of the tech industry is unbalanced – at least from the perspective of gender.
This is disappointing news, but it’s not new news – chances are you’ve heard about it, perhaps read a think-piece about it. Women were the original coders, and now they make up only a quarter of the tech workforce. And VC funding? Only two percent of the lucrative pie is going to women-run start-ups.
Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day; this year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter. We at Saxony Partners – a tech firm trying to achieve our own #BalanceForBetter – compiled some stats on the state of gender imbalance in the tech sector and created the infographic below. Our goal is to improve understanding of this important issue, spark conversation on #BalanceForBetter, and inspire others in our field to start making and achieving specific goals around equity and inclusion.