#GAReads | The World's Most Powerful Women In Tech 2017: Still A Minority, Their Clout Is Growing
It’s easy to say now is not a great time to be a woman in tech. Women are still in the minority. They hold only 24% of computer science jobs, down from 37% in 1995, and occupy roughly 11% of executive positions in Silicon Valley. New revelations of sexism — like Google’s James Damore, who was fired after penning a manifesto on why women are biologically inferior, and Uber’s alleged atmosphere of sexual harassment and gender discrimination — have shown the ugly underbelly of the tech world in an unappealing new light.
But the 18 female tech leaders on FORBES’ list of the world’s most powerful women are in strong positions to start to turn things around in the tech world.