How many women are on the internet? Here’s how many, by gender and age
Posted On June 22, 2021
Today we bring you a look at the numbers on women in the tech industry, and a look ahead to what’s coming next.
In the tech world, there are currently more than 100 million women employed, and according to the latest figures from the National Women’s Law Center, women make up about 18% of all engineers, developers and technical support professionals.
Women have made huge strides in recent years in tech, but still remain a relatively small group.
In 2015, the gender wage gap was about 8%, and according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 5% of women make more than the national median male earnings.
The latest figures on women at the top of the tech ladder show that at the beginning of the year, there were more than 1,400 women at Google.
The company said that women had held that top position since January 2013.
Tech companies are also still largely dominated by white men.
In 2016, there was a gap between the top-earning men and women, at $1.3 billion, according to Forbes.
In 2020, that gap was $6 billion.
At the other end of the spectrum, in 2017, the gap was only $3.3 million.
In 2018, it was $5.3, and in 2019, it had dropped to $3,500.
It’s not just men in tech.
Women make up around 8% of tech companies in the United States, and women are also more likely to hold leadership positions in tech-related companies.
In 2017, they held 17% of the CEOs at Facebook, 25% at Apple, and 37% at Google, according a 2017 study from the Georgetown University Center on Gender, Work, and Society.