The tech world is in the midst of a gender war.
Women are not getting paid more, and the top positions are increasingly filled by men.
As the fight over equal pay has intensified, so have the gender pay gaps, with women on average earning 77 cents for every dollar earned by men at the same level of technology, according to a recent study by the Georgetown University Center on Gender, Work and Society.
While the tech industry is largely made up of men, it is also overwhelmingly populated by women, who make up around half of the workforce.
This has led to some gender-bending in the tech field.
A tech startup called “Macy” is a women-run women-owned business, while others are starting up to cater more to female consumers.
One of the biggest companies in the space, Slack, was founded by a woman, Erin Cox, and has become a bastion of feminist tech.
As she puts it, “We want women to get paid equally, and we don’t care how we get there.
It’s not a matter of gender.
It is about empowerment.”
As women continue to climb the tech ladder, it’s no longer enough to be in a leadership position and have the right tools at your disposal.
There’s a lot of work to be done.
Women, for instance, have historically had to work harder than men in fields like healthcare and finance.
Today, the gender wage gap is closing, but it’s still far from being closed.
And there are still barriers for women to enter tech.
Many tech companies have had to open up their hiring policies and hire more women.
But even the best employers aren’t perfect.
The problem is not with the tech companies themselves, but with how the industry treats women.
It often comes down to the culture and expectations that tech workers and employers have of women.
If women are not valued for what they do, they are expected to work as part of a team and do the same things as everyone else.
And for many women, they have no other choice but to accept this culture.
It has led women to wonder whether they are being pushed to the back of the line when it comes to the tech workforce.
The tech industry isn’t just male-dominated, but has also traditionally been all-male.
This can have a negative impact on women in tech.
If a woman does not feel valued for her technical abilities, she may feel pressured to take on a leadership role or be excluded from other teams.
As a result, the lack of female representation in tech is putting women at a disadvantage.
Women make up approximately a third of the world’s population, but they make up just 12 percent of the technical workforce.
As of 2016, the tech sector had just a 4 percent female workforce, and a third lacked a female chief technology officer.
That’s not to mention that women have historically been underrepresented in the software industry.
According to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, there were only 1,821 female engineers and 1,928 female managers in the U.S. in 2016.
And when it came to the role of women in engineering, the report cited an example of an Indian woman who was asked to leave her job as a programmer for fear of sexual harassment, because she didn’t fit the stereotypical roles of a programmer.
The fact that there are no female CEOs in the industry is also part of the problem.
“We are talking about a situation where a woman doesn’t get the same kind of respect that a man does,” said Katie Brown, a partner at law firm Perkins Coie who has worked with tech companies on workplace diversity issues.
In a study by a consulting firm, female-dominated workplaces are significantly more likely to be rated low on workplace climate, according the firm, while men were more likely than women to have their workplaces rated high on workplace equality.
In one of her first assignments at an engineering company, she was assigned to the women-only training program.
“I was asked what my position was and how I fit in,” she said.
“They just told me to focus on my work, not the company.
So I was like, ‘What?
How is that going to help me get a job?’
I was really frustrated.”
When it comes down the line, women still have to fight for equal pay and pay equity.
The disparity is so huge, it can be impossible for women in the workplace to break into tech and be successful, especially when it’s not in their best interest.
In 2016, for example, just 18 percent of women earned more than $100,000 per year, according a report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
And even when they do get to work, women often have to deal with the gender-based biases that go into the hiring process, said Brown.
The hiring process is rife with sexism, said Karen Seltzer, an associate professor at Georgetown University and a co-author of the Georgetown study.