The State of
Women In Tech

Women are obtaining STEM degrees, but struggle finding the motivation to join and then stay in the tech industry.



Only 3% of female students would consider a career in technology as their first choice.


Women make up 20% of engineering graduates, yet only 11% percent of practicing engineers are women.


Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees either quit or never enter the profession.

In the tech workspace

Women hold
only 25%
of computing jobs

The median Silicon Valley male makes 61% more than the median Silicon Valley female.

Women make an average of

$ 56,120

while men make:

$ 90,353


The industry is male populated

Top barriers

The primary reasons why women are underrepresented in technology, according to 500 interviewed participants worldwide are


Lack of mentors


Lack of female role models in the field


Gender bias in the workplace


Unequal growth opportunities compared to men


Unequal pay for the same skills

Top Tech companies struggle balancing the gender gap

only 7%
women participants in Stack Overflow Developers survey

only 6%
of user profiles on GitHub are female

only 18%
of women employees in Google hold technical roles.

With this rate of progress, it will take until 2133 to close the gender gap.


Computing occupations held by women have been declining since 1991, and from then to 2018 it dropped by 11%.


of women in technology leave their employers midcareer. This is double the turnover rate of men.

But, Fortune 500 companies with at least 3 female directors have seen their

Return of invested capital increase by at least


Return on sales increase by


Return on equity increase by at least


Luckily, global initiatives are making their move

Women Techmakers

Google's program for women to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.


full scholarships for technical certification courses to women all over the world.


of Girls Who Code alumni said they were likely to pursue a career in technology.

Girls who Code

Building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States through learning opportunities, career support and community

Hackbright Academy

A 12-week immerse software development program where women learn the skills to become full-time software engineers.


Median first job salary, one of the highest salaries among schools reported through CIRR.

Helping create better ecosystem for women in tech.

- Adeva

Sources for the infographic:

World Economic Forum

Global Gender Gap Index 2016


Google Diversity (2015)


Developer Survey Results 2017

Fortune 500

Investing in Women (2015)


Human Capital (2016)

National Center For Education Stats

Degrees in STEM 1949-2017

National Center for Women in IT

Women in Tech: The Facts (2016)