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Women Technology Internet Culture

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Challenges of Women in Technology & Internet Culture, STEM
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Women Technology Internet Culture

  1. 1. STEP UP to tackle the Myths March 16th, 2015 Queens College, NYC Women, Technology, & the Internet Culture Anitha Raj
  2. 2. Welcome • Anitha Raj Introduction • State of Technology industry • Women in Technology & Internet Culture • Myths Vs Facts • Strategies to tackle them • STEP UP
  3. 3. Anitha Raj Introduction • Myth- Tech Industry gender gap • Myth- no Education to work in tech • Myth- Entrepreneurs are usually men • Myth- Balancing work and family • Myth- Traveling when you have kids • Myth- Doing it all
  4. 4. State of Technology Industry • By 2020= 1.4 million computer science jobs • Women= 26% of the tech industry workforce • Bachelor's degrees= 60% women/computer science= 12% • Venture capital funding= 7% to women-owned businesses • Professional women earn= 73 cents to the dollar vs. men • Women= Lead adopters of technology (17%more) • IOT= $1.7 Trillion value add by 2019 for Internet Of Things
  5. 5. Women in Technology Myths Gender Myths 1. The childcare myth 2. The biology myth 3. The gender imbalance myth
  6. 6. Women in Technology Facts • 17.4% or 87 -- Fortune 500 CIOs are women as of January 1, 2015 • Five of the top 10 companies on the Fortune list have female CIOs • 24% of the top 100 companies have female CIOs
  7. 7. Women earn more degrees than men 60% of graduates in the US are women Source: Yale Global Online (2014)
  8. 8. Women make up over half the workforce Women make up 57.2% workforce Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013)
  9. 9. Women have a lot of buying power! Women make 73% of consumer purchasing decisions in the US Women control $12 trillion in consumer spending globally Source: Corporate Counsel (2014)
  10. 10. Yet, few women are in boardrooms 20.6% 18.0% 16.6% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Fortune 100 Companies Fortune 500 Companies Fortune 1000 Companies Percent of Board Seats Filled by Women in US in 2013 Women Men Source: 2020 Women on Boards, 2020 Gender Diversity Index, 2013
  11. 11. Smaller companies are less diverse 20.6% 18.0% 16.6% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Fortune 100 Companies Fortune 500 Companies Fortune 1000 Companies Percent of Board Seats Filled by Women in US in 2013 Women Men Source: 2020 Women on Boards, 2020 Gender Diversity Index, 2013
  12. 12. Boardroom diversity still looks like this t
  13. 13. Boardroom diversity still looks like this
  14. 14. Dysfunction - Board Dynamics • Women say Not being heard and listened to • Women say Not being accepted as an equal or “In” group • Women say establishing credibility • Men say because of weaker networks and the old boys’ club • Men say lack of experience and industry knowledge • Men say bias and prejudice Harvard Business Report
  15. 15. Globally - Financial performance is better Credit Suisse Report • Share price outperforms by 26% over 6 years
  16. 16. Strategies to STEP UP- Board • Responsibility – Commit to creating gender balance • Accountability – Measure the actions • Authentic Leadership – Have quality tools & support • Use Data – Collect data of career performance
  17. 17. Strategies to STEP UP- Maternity • Egg-Freezing costs – Figure out if you really want kids • Surrogacy costs – Do you really need it? • LGBT families - Using nontraditional means • Maternity leave – How long?
  18. 18. Strategies to STEP UP- Managing • Managing down not just up • Mentor • Sponsor • Advisor
  19. 19. Strategies to STEP UP- Behavior • Compassionate • Cooperative • Generous • Aggressive • Competitive • Selfish
  20. 20. Strategies to STEP UP- Ownership • Take Risk • Build Network • Improve Perception • Stay Motivated • Expect Win
  21. 21. Transformation- Digital/Human Social Policy Workplace Women
  22. 22. STEP UP – Engage Today! 1. Speak & Chin UP – Courage 2. Mind, Power & Own UP – Responsibility 3. Walk & Pay UP – Forward
  23. 23. August 8, 2015

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