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#BreakTheBias: Celebrating our Women in Tech this International Women’s Day

Every International Women’s Day, we take the time to review gender equality in tech. This year’s theme #BreakTheBias champions everyone fighting against gender bias. Like other STEM industries, software development and tech are often considered male-dominated. 

Who says women can’t work in tech? This year’s reports show that workplaces are slowly progressing towards women’s equality, but what about the tech industry?

2021 Gender Equality Statistics

A recent 2021 study shows;

  • Women’s employment in GAFAM stands between 29% and 45%.
  • Only 28% of women are employed in STEM.
  • Merely 19% of women study engineering and technology.
  • 79% of women think other women should be in leadership roles.
  • Women in STEM workers gain 89 cents for every dollar a man makes.
  • Gender discrimination in tech is seen as a barrier by 39% of women.
  • Women are 50% more likely to leave their tech jobs before 35.
  • 57% of women in tech experienced burnout due to COVID-19.

Diversity fuels innovation

At Influential, we’re always trying to change the industry for the better. Success in the workplace shouldn’t be gender-specific, nor should we need an International Women’s Day in 2022. Still, we support our Influential Women and continually look for ways to empower equality through progressive attitudes and practices.

Research shows diverse teams of people perform better and are more innovative. Leaders across industries recognise a diverse workforce – by gender, race, age, and other social factors.

How will Influential #BreakTheBias

We spoke to our team to learn how they’ll be working to #BreakTheBias following this year’s theme:

“I will advocate for other women colleagues and be vocal in celebrating their achievements.”

“I will offer support to women colleagues to help them achieve their goals!”

“At Influential, we’re striving to embrace diversity in all our operations. We want to promote our female software engineers and empower other women thinking about a tech career.

Representation of women in technology matters and should be considered holistically. As the People Partner, I am working to understand the impact of intersectionality on our working lives and simultaneously address how various aspects of our identities traverse to create the most inclusive experience for our employees.”

As we observe the increased visibility of gender equality campaigns and efforts on this wonderful occasion of International Women’s Day, we should remind ourselves that embracing diversity is an ongoing journey, not an isolated one day event.

Imagine a gender equal world
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive
A world where difference is valued and celebrated
Together we can all forge women’s equality and #BreakTheBias


– International Women’s Day, 2022