In its sixth year, Top Companies is a national program that evaluated 60 companies with more than 1.4 million US employees, including 552,000 technologists across 10 industries. Across these participating companies, women held 21.7% of technical roles, a 0.9 percent increase from 2015. In fact, representation grew at all levels – entry, mid, senior, and executive. However, representation at the senior and executive levels continues to significantly lag entry level participation reinforcing the promotion gap that women experience.
This year, the Top Companies program piloted two new forms of measurement – programs and policies and workplace experience. As a part of the workplace experience pilot more than 34,000 technical employees were represented across six companies to give voice to the numbers. The survey identified women technologists were more “at-risk” to leave within the next year than their male counterparts.
The problem of gender diversity in technology has been stated and restated. It’s time to go beyond statements and start implementing solutions. Read more about our Top Companies key findings and insights to learn about ways all companies can make their workplace more welcoming to women.