By Dr. Jane LeClair (Dean, School of Business and Technology, Excelsior College)
Fifty-six percent of women working in technology vanish from their field in mid-career. That’s 56 percent.
Think about that number for a second. For every woman entering a tech field such as engineering or software development after college graduation, there is a higher chance she will leave the profession than she will finish her career. It’s really no wonder, then, that men hold nearly four out of five technology jobs. The industry will never achieve robust diversity until we figure out how to retain the women in their chosen technological fields.