Headlines tell us that “tech companies want to hire more females”, “women in technology are gaining new political clout”, and companies are “nurturing future women tech gurus.” But the reality is that despite the incentives, programs and industry star power, women are leaving technology companies at twice the rate of men.
This graphic, based on a study conducted by the Anita Borg Institute, cites the top reasons women are leaving their jobs.
There is no question that it is in the best interest of technology companies, and in fact all companies, to retain women who are committed to making contributions in their fields, and it is clear that companies benefit from “having diversity of perspective, including gender.”
The Institute hopes that by identifying the reasons women are leaving their jobs, companies can build actionable solutions to retain their female employees.
Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders.
By providing inclusive platforms designed to ensure women’s voices, ideas and spirits will result in higher levels of technical innovation, ABI delivers programs that are changing the world for women and for technology.