9 in 10 women in tech would encourage younger women to join the industry

By Sophie Chapman
83% of women who currently work in the technology industry intend to stay in the sector for the coming five to ten years. According to research conduct...

83% of women who currently work in the technology industry intend to stay in the sector for the coming five to ten years.

According to research conducted by Booking.com, 80% of female professionals who have worked in the industry between one and five years wish to remain, with 83% of women with more than ten years of experience not wanting to change sectors.

India and China are the nations with the highest number of women committed to the industry, with 96% and 94% respectively.

However, 43% of those surveyed in China – the highest global figure compared to other nations – believe that the glass ceiling is hindering their career and that they will not advance beyond a certain point in their career in tech.

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According to the research, 89% of women stated they would recommend working in the industry to the next generation of high school and female undergraduate students.

“There is clearly a thirst and a sense of optimism from women – whether already in the tech industry or hoping to be one day – for the potential that a role in technology can deliver,” commented Gillian Tans, CEO at Booking.com.

“To move the needle further and achieve true gender parity in the global tech industry, we should be looking to harness this optimism and create a more inclusive culture that attracts and retains talented women.”

“It is encouraging and inspiring to see women in technology doing incredible things every day, including actively taking steps to engage with future generations, making their voices heard and launching programs and initiatives with the goal to help drive further gender diversity in the tech workforce.”

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