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Closing the Tech Gender Gap

Posted by Francis O' Toole on April 30, 2013

 

Flexibility and Family
Drivers for Women

Online work appeals to women for three main reasons: the diversity of projects provides more learning opportunities (65%); online work enables women to spend more time at home with family (60%); it’s easier to find jobs online than compete for a full-time job (60%).

Women cite the following as key factors to closing the technology gender gap: offering equal pay to men and women with the same skillsets (66%); receiving more inspiration from parents and teachers at a young age (55%); dispelling the stereotypes that boys are better than girls in math and science (49%).

Bright Future for Women
in Technology

The majority of women (80%) remain optimistic about the future success of women in technology, with 32% saying they are extremely optimistic. More than 78% of respondents already conduct over three-quarters of their freelance work online, and look to online work as an escape from traditional work barriers.

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