outnumbered by men, and most of them tend to be in support roles such as marketing,
public relations and office management. But, as of late, it is the lack of women
entrepreneurs in the technology industry, and the shortage of female tech employees
have been major topics of discussion.
but mostly they choose to ignore the industry's male-dominated tradition, shrugging
off the threat of sexism. Many seem not to notice when they're pitching to
a room full of men; some notice, and don't care.
suggests virtual/online work may be the answer to women finally achieving serious
parity with men in tech. The survey, which polled over 7,000 independent professionals
across the globe, found that women are finding more tech opportunities in the
virtual world than in the real world. In fact, 70 percent say online work gives
them more opportunities in technology than on-site work does.
in tech including:
neutralized when women work virtually. Instead of being perceived as female
entrepreneurs, they are known as tech employees, gaining respect based on
both tech entrepreneurs and tech employees to balance their work and family
time. The survey showed that 60 percent of women say online work allows them to
manage their work life home life.
contractor with multiple clients is easier than trying to find full-time work. So,
virtual work enables women to build their own businesses.
them to improve their skills and provides more learning opportunities than an
on-site job would.
success of women in technology, and 32 percent are extremely optimistic.