Glass ceiling in the tech scene? Not anymore. Little by little, the ladies are making their way to the top in the industry.
Statistics from MBAonline.com reveal that though only 25% of science, tech, engineering and math jobs are currently held by women, things are changing. Women make up 41% of Harvard computer science grads, and from 2011 to 2012, the number of women in IT jumped by nearly 30%.
It’s not without reason that more and more women are working in IT. Women in STEM jobs earn 33% more than those in comparable non-STEM positions. Moreover, the wage gap between men and women is 7% less than the national average in the STEM field.
In technology, ladies are not about to be left behind. Women are starting business at a rate that is 1.5 times the national average, and though female entrepreneurs begin with just 12% of the funding of their male counterparts, their revenues are 12% more.