Survey: -in-3 Women in Tech Plan on Leaving Industry in the Next 2 Years

Over half of women in tech (57%) experience gender bias during their careers, and according to a new report, 1-in-4 say they experience gender bias monthly.

A new survey of more than 500 women currently working in technology-related fields found 1-in-3 women plan to leave their tech job within the next 2 years. The survey by SPR, a technology modernization firm, asked women in tech about the challenges they face at work. Here’s what they had to say: 

  • 50% say there is a gender pay gap at their company
  • 2 in 5 say men are assumed to be more capable than women at their workplace
  • 40% think it will take 10+ years before there’s equal gender diversity in tech

The most common experiences of gender bias include interactions with coworkers, promotion or professional advancement, and salary. In December 2023, SPR conducted a survey of 525 women from across the U.S. who currently work in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields. 

Job levels across respondents included analyst/associate (31%), manager (20%), entry level (17%), individual contributor (16%), and others (16%). Respondents ranged in age from 18-76 with an average age of 37.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.