Women in Tech: Decoding Diversity in Silicon Valley and Beyond

April 14, 2015 by Bonnie D. Graham 0

The buzz: Tech

Girls in the US are more likely than boys to study algebra and pre-calculus, yet college women earn only 18% of undergraduate degrees and less than 4% of doctorates in computer science and engineering. More disturbing, women fill only 25% of jobs in technology fields, and held just one-fifth of Fortune 250 Chief Information Officer positions in 2012.

“The need for more women in Silicon Valley is one reason that’s kept me here. I love a good fight,” says Game-Changing Women executive producer and SAP CLO Jenny Dearborn.

What challenges await women entering and eager to succeed in the tech field?

The experts speak.

Rathna Kedilaya, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS): “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” (Henry Ford)

Sarah Allen, 18F, United States Digital Service: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” (Alan Kay)

Nicole McCabe, SAP: “We must move beyond putting policies on paper, and start putting them into practice.” (Hilary Clinton)

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