While the dearth of women CEOs is getting attention, there is another area—technology—in which their presence is also lacking. Women are not only underrepresented, but the more senior the position, the fewer women are in it.
- Only 18% of roles in tech, including engineering, data science, product design and more, are held by women in the U.S., and the ratio falls even more sharply when considering seniority.
- The more senior the position, the lower the proportion of women. While at entry level and midlevel, women account for 19% of tech roles, at the senior level, the percentage drops to 16%, and at the executive level, only 10% of roles in tech are held by women.
- The proportion of women in tech also varies by function. When looking at engineering, data science, and product design roles specifically, Entelo found that engineering had the lowest percentage of women (17%) while product design has the highest (36%).
- Additionally, by region, gender diversity in tech is nearly identical from the West Coast to the Midwest to the East Coast. On the West Coast, women accounted for 18%, while the Midwest saw 17%. On the East Coast, 19% of tech roles were filled by women.
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