Recently, a report from McKinsey & Company stated: “It is hardly news that women — particularly women of color — are chronically underrepresented in the US tech sector. Perhaps more alarming is that the trend is headed in the wrong direction. The percentage of computing roles women hold has largely declined in the United States over the past 25 years.”
Personally, I am extremely fortunate to work for a company that is conscientious about diversity and opportunities for career advancement regardless of one’s color, creed, or religion. This is particularly important given that, as a tech company, women are woefully underrepresented in our field. We care about making sure that women have opportunities to advance in their, just like men. So, instead of informing you about social media, I wanted to use this blog post to inform you about issues that women currently face and highlight a few organizations who have been effectively fighting for female advancement.