Welcome to the ‘boys club.’ The seats around decision-making tables in tech lack diversity. Only 13 per cent of the average tech company’s executive team is women. This shocking gender gap is bad for women and the tech sector.
“Keys to Dismantling the Gender Gap in Tech” explores the barriers that exclude women from the tech industry and looks at changes the sector can make to become more inclusive (and profitable). Understanding how unconscious biases impact how and where investment dollars are spent is the first step. Venture capitalists (read: primarily white men) invest in what’s familiar, creating a system that invests in and supports people who already hold a lot of power.
This white paper breaks down three different ways to tackle the gender gap and reform existing power structures – investment, education, and representation. This paper brings together research and the voices of women who are leaders in the industry. They tell us what it’s really like working in tech and show us how exciting the future can be with more women at the table.