Information technology is a major growth engine for the American economy, and it powers the operations of most of the country’s corporate giants. However, the IT sector has increasingly been in the news for sexism, from women tech entrepreneurs speaking out about harassment in the venture process to the “Google memo,” which stated biological differences are a reason women are underrepresented in the profession.
Granted, women held just 26% of computing jobs in 2016, according to the National Center for Women in Information Technology, a non-profit backed by the National Science Foundation to promote women in computing. By comparison, the group found women holding 57% of all professional occupations in the U.S.
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