Current Statistics

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  • Research shows that five primary barriers often lead women to leave the technical workplace:
    1. unconscious bias
    2. isolation
    3. supervisory relationships
    4. promotion processes
    5. competing life responsibilities
  • Even though women have successfully co-founded high-tech start-ups with less funding and fewer failures than the average, only about 8% of start-ups are majority-owned by women.
  • Diversity may contribute to creativity. “Mixed-gender teams produced the most frequently cited patents — with citation rates that were 26% to 42% higher than the average rate for patents of similar age and type.”