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Less than 2 pc of leadership roles in tech companies go to women, finds new study

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17.12.2018

HR biases, gendered job adverts, low pay cheques, lack of flexible hours, and other factors deter participation of women in the tech workforce.

While ‘women in tech’ has emerged as a popular hashtag on social media, ground realities leave a lot to be desired.

A recent survey by HackerEarth (a provider of enterprise software and talent assessment solutions) found that women technologists constitute less than two percent of leadership roles across the world.

In a report titled Women in Tech 2018: Breaking Gender Barriers, HackerEarth reveals that only a third of tech teams are made up of women, and this is a result of age-old biases in hiring, gendered job descriptions, lower pay, lack of flexible work hours, absence of family-friendly policies, and more.

Even ethnicities influence hiring, with women belonging to ethnic minorities, such as Hispanics and African-Americans, finding it........

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