As a woman in tech, this piece was a labor of love. Having served as an IT Director at rapidly growing nonprofit organizations for twelve years, I knew full well—on an experiential level as well as a statistical one—the challenges women in STEM face in pursuing their careers. Women of color face even greater obstacles still, facing a “double jeopardy” involving racial as well as gender stereotypes about their abilities. As STEM fields continue to expand and face a dearth of talent, the case could not be stronger for proportional female representation in technical professions. Here is a concise look at the current state of women in technology along with some suggestions on how we can do better.
(Continue reading this article as it originally appeared on IBM’s Mobile Business Insights website.)