Half of women who work in tech do this surprising thing by age 35

Fifty percent of women in tech leave by age 35, according to a new study.

That one-out-of-two breakdown can be traced, in part, to an inclusivity problem, the research by Accenture and Girls Who Code reveals. Thirty-seven percent cite it as their primary reason for saying “so long” to the industry.

The percentages get worse for women of color and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women. Only a bit more than two-thirds of WOC “see a clear pathway from studying tech, engineering, or math to a related career,” the Resetting Tech Culture study finds.

Human resources workers polled are 45% more likely to say it’s “easy for women to thrive in tech”—versus 21% of the women actually in the field.


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