Depressing story in Washington Post: Keeping women in high-tech fields is big challenge

March 14, 2014 at 1:48 am 1 comment

I know that NCWIT has been exploring how to support male advocates for women.  Overall, this article seemed to be saying that women are leaving tech companies, and there’s not much we can do about it.

But keeping women in those fields — and helping them reach the top — may be an even bigger challenge. A report released Wednesday by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a research think tank founded by economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett, finds that U.S. women working in these fields are 45 percent more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year.

In addition, the study also found that nearly one-third of senior leaders — both men and women — who work in science, engineering and technology fields reported that a woman would never reach the top position in their companies. “Even the senior guys who are in a position to make change for the women in their company don’t feel like they can do it,” said Laura Sherbin, the director of research for CTI. When that’s the case, she asks, “what’s left?”

via Keeping women in high-tech fields is big challenge, report finds – The Washington Post.

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  • 1. Ruth Hernandez  |  July 3, 2014 at 2:06 am

    This is such a sad fact but challenging. These days woman contributes a lot in any forms. Like for example, The Women in computer technology already provide a huge impact in this field like Ann Glenn (Dir Social Media, Sony Pictures Interactive)

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