New York City a leader in closing the tech gender gap
- IVAN PEREIRA for AM New York March 24th, 2015
- Source: http://www.amny.com/news/new-york-city-a-leader-in-closing-the-tech-gender-gap-1.10116556
The city's tech sector has emerged as one of the fastest rising industries in the last decade, employing close to 300,000 people, but the number of women in the field hasn't been growing at the same pace.
Although women account for more than half of the workforce in the city, only 38% of tech company employees are female, according to a study by Silicon Valley Bank in July. Over the last few years, however, the city and both the private and academic sectors have collaborated on a series of projects to diversify the workforce through enhanced training and promoting better recruitment programs.