Women in tech say the glass ceiling is worse now than ever before
While public discussion of gender issues has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, more than a quarter (27%) of women in tech say the glass ceiling is worse now than ever before.
When participants were asked what they would like a new role to offer them, their demands were far from outlandish. At 63.7%, most women said they would like to receive equal pay and benefits. This was followed by a desire for clear and well documented progression opportunities (52%).
Furthermore, 51% of respondents would be attracted to a role with flexible work policies. A further 38% said they would like to work in an all-inclusive workplace.
At 53.8%, being taken seriously due to gender perception remains the biggest challenge women in tech face. This figure saw a 14.6% year-on-year decline, however. Still, 62% of women in tech believe that gendered stereotypes exist and that leadership favours men.
To encourage more women into tech, 46% of respondents said the industry must work to close the gender pay gap.