Women rule in tech (infographic)

14 May 2012

Women are making great strides in the technology sector, a new infographic shows, in taking up the subject in college, starting companies, and leading them.

The infographic published by Women Who Tech on Visual.ly is packed with facts and figures about women in technology.

While the information points out that technology is still a ‘boys’ club’ in many ways – for example, 40pc of women believed that companies do not spend the right amount of time addressing diversity whereas 82pc of men believed companies do spend enough time addressing diversity – it does reveal that women are making strides in the sector:

Of Harvard University second-year students who declared computer science as their major in 2011, 41pc are women.

Fortune 500 companies that had at least three women directors saw more than 53pc increase in return on equity, and return on invested capital increase by at least 66pc.

Worldwide, 187m women are currently starting or running a business enterprise.

In appears women are great consumers of tech, too. Fifty-five per cent of Twitter and Facebook users are women, and 60pc of Zynga’s social games players are women, according to the infographic.

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