Report: 94% of women in tech say they are held to a higher standard than men

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Despite the efforts of various stakeholders and organizations in the technology industry, is enough really being done to break the glass ceiling and create gender equality? Navisite’s research shows that this is not the case as women continue to struggle with how they are treated, compensated and valued in their own workplace. According to the latest report, 94% of women in technology ultimately believe they are held to a higher standard than their male counterparts.

A recent Navisite survey of women in technology found that not only are women held to a higher standard than their male counterparts, but they are also asked to perform most of the administrative duties. In fact, 75% say they or their female colleagues are consistently asked to perform more administrative tasks compared to their male colleagues, including requesting to send meeting invitations, reserve meeting rooms or prepare drinks. In addition, 86% of women say they are accused of being too emotional, or described using similar gender-laden words in the workplace.

The findings of Navisite’s recent survey shed light on the reality that women in technology still feel undervalued, underrepresented and discriminated against in the workplace. When it comes to that glass ceiling? The survey found that 64% believe it is barely cracked or barely shattered, and only 2% believe it is shattered.

Graph, Pie Chart Description Automatically GeneratedThree quarters of women in tech say they take on more administrative tasks than their male colleagues.

To learn more about the harsh truths women face on a daily basis in the tech industry, Navisite surveyed 100 women in the tech industry, two-thirds of whom hold engineering or technical positions. The findings also include women’s views on whether they are being paid fairly compared to male colleagues, and whether they feel encouraged to pursue a career in technology despite the work that remains to be done to achieve real-world benefits. achieve gender equality.

Read the full report from Navisite.

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