Deloitte’s Latest Report Shows Encouraging Data For Women In Tech

Deloitte’s Latest Report Shows Encouraging Data For Women In Tech

According to the findings of consultancy firm Deloitte, one in four leadership roles at all major tech companies will be held by women.

The report, titled “Women in tech are cracking the industry’s glass ceiling, achieving double-digit gains in leadership positions,” goes on to outline that the growth in leadership positions is more significant than in any other position, going up 20 percent since 2019.

What makes this shift in gear so impressive, based on the report’s statements, is that the last few years the number of women in leadership position had showed signs of slowing down.

The tech industry has faced major criticism over the last few years for its mostly white-male dominance over important roles, with major firms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter making slow progress in the diversity and inclusion departments. The pandemic came to further dampen the process, with over 200,000 women choosing to quit their jobs for the sake of their families.

However, Deloitte’s report does serve as proof that while the process is moving slowly, change is being made in making working environments more inclusive towards women.

Gillian Crossan, one of the people who worked on the report by Deloitte, cited three main reasons for the sharp increase in women occupying leadership positions within the tech industry.

As Grossan pointed out, some of the women who left their jobs sought out better opportunities. Secondly, companies were taking to heart some of the findings by research teams which showed that more diversity in workplaces lead to greater success.

Finally, some companies in the US were forced to include women in their boardrooms, due to the changes in the legislation of certain states such as California or Washington DC.

In closing, the report by Deloitte made several suggestions on how companies can move forward in the future to have an even more inclusive and diverse environment, such as setting goals and maintaining transparency. One good example of this was Intel, who had publicly set out to include 40 percent more women and double the numbers of women and underrepresented minorities in senior roles by 2030.

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