The first women in tech conferences, and first women to have tears in the booth, had a quiet moment at Google’s Code Conference.
When CodeCon 2017, the largest and most-attended tech conference in the world, began, women were the first to speak to the media.
But women have a long way to go in the tech world.
Many of the top leaders of tech companies still haven’t come out as straight white male men, and the gender gap in technology is wider than ever before.
And the most recent data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, suggests that women aren’t getting as many tech jobs as they used to.
Women made up just 3 percent of the computing workforce in 2015, down from 5 percent in 2015.
And the gender pay gap is widening.
The gap is still about 7 percent.
Still, the percentage of women in Silicon Valley is at a historic high.
According to the BLS, about one-third of the world’s tech workers are women, compared to 1.7 percent in 1980.
Women are making up an increasingly small portion of tech CEOs.
The BLS reported that more than half of the CEOs of the 100 largest tech companies have at least one female executive.
At TechCrunch Disrupt 2017, a panel of women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, investors and tech executives were all in attendance.
“Women are not doing well in tech.
There’s a lot of room for improvement,” said Sarah Lee, who runs a tech startup called Wifi, which was acquired by Google for $500 million in 2014.
Lee is one of the most visible women in the field of robotics.
She founded Wifi in 2013.
Lee has a passion for the field, but she has never worked in tech before.
“I never had any idea that a woman could be a CEO of a tech company, and that she would ever be successful in this industry,” Lee said.
“That’s what I was always hoping would happen.
I had no idea that I would get a chance to be in a leadership role.”
Lee said she has noticed a growing number of women starting to become CEOs at companies like Google.
But she also believes the industry is changing.
Women have more opportunities to make the leap from technology to entrepreneurship, Lee said, and they have more of an impact on the future of the tech industry.
“It’s not like women just don’t care about technology.
I’ve been to conferences where you see people who are not necessarily CEOs.
They are just CEOs.
I can relate to that,” Lee added.
And it’s not just the companies that have hired women to CEO roles.
A new survey by The Washington Post found that of the Fortune 500 companies, women made up only 15 percent of CEO’s in 2017.
The percentage of female CEOs in tech also rose by 0.7 percentage points in 2017, compared with 2016.
The number of tech startups is growing, but the proportion of women among those startups is declining.
In 2017, 9 percent of all new companies were founded by women.
In 2020, that number fell to 6 percent.
And women still aren’t represented in senior leadership positions in tech, said Amy Chen, the founder of a startup called Code for Women, which helps tech companies hire women.
Women make up more than 20 percent of senior leadership roles in the technology industry, but they only make up 8 percent of CEOs.
In 2019, more than 40 percent of women held senior management positions at tech companies, but only 16 percent held those positions at Google, Microsoft, and Apple.
Women still make up less than 10 percent of tech industry employees.
The number of men in tech is growing faster than women, but that growth has slowed dramatically.
For example, women make up only 8 percent at Facebook, 9.6 percent at Twitter, 13 percent at Instagram, 11.4 percent at Microsoft, 9 million at Twitter and 3.5 million at Microsoft.
At Google, Chen said women are just 5 percent of its leadership, but women in leadership roles are at a 40-year high.
“There is an even bigger gap when you look at the top women CEOs.
That’s not even the most important part,” Chen said.
And for women in technical roles, the gap is even larger.
Chen said, in 2018, women held 22.9 percent of those roles.
In 2021, that figure dropped to 15.9.
And when you add in all the companies where women hold senior management roles, Chen says women still hold only 13 percent of top positions.
That’s because tech companies do a much better job of hiring people with relevant qualifications.
For example, Google hired over 40,000 women in 2017 and in 2020, it hired over 100,000.
But the gender breakdown of the leadership at some companies is even more pronounced.
In 2018, Google held a 10-year-old CEO in its executive suite.
In 2024, that role belonged to an executive who was the president of