Is technology finally embracing women?

Emory Business | March 17, 2015

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For decades people wondered when women would take the technology industry by storm.

It’s certainly a lucrative career route. The sector is one of the few bright spots for long-term job growth. Plus, women in tech earn, on average, 33 percent more than those in other fields.

But after an early boom, the number of women entering technology has flat lined.

Women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), a rate that has persisted for the past decade. The ratio is heavily influenced by a lack of representation in engineering and computer science occupations.

It’s all very sobering, but it doesn’t have to be discouraging.

Goizueta professors and alumni have their own take on what may be perpetuating the problem. They also have thoughts on how women developing their careers can face the issues head on.

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