The buzz: Numbers game.
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 tech?
The experts speak.
Rathna Kedilaya, TCS: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Kinsey Ann Durham, GoSpotCheck: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” (Henry David Thoreau)
Nicole McCabe, SAP: “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” (Peter Drucker)
Join us for Women in Tech: Decoding Diversity in Silicon Valley and Beyond – Part 2.