I read a post on Medium by Rachel Thomas. Rachel gets tech. She has a phD from Duke in math. Enough said. In her post she highlights some really great statistics that I will share. Her post is a worthy read.
41% of women in tech end up leaving after 7 years vs 17% of men. The main reason for leaving? Discriminatory work places.
Investors prefer identical pitches from a man vs a woman by 68% to 32%.
Women who ask for a salary raise were rated as being more difficult to work with and less nice vs their male counterparts who were not perceived negatively for negotiating for a salary raise.
In 248 performance reviews in high tech, negative criticism such as abrasive, strident and irrational showed up in 85% of the reviews of women vs 2% for men. Seriously?