Technology hiring in 2013 leaned in favor of hiring women over men
In 2012, only about 34% of all technology hiring went to women. For 2013 however, that bracket nearly doubled. So far, a full 60% of new tech jobs were filled by women.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also noted that there is still a wage disparity across the spectrum of careers, however, the technology industry is closer to parity than other lines of business. In the tech sector, women typically make 93-97% of what men make, whereas other industries average a whopping 77% versus male baseline overall.
While this hiring trend does not appear to be a wave of bringing in new CEOs (a-la Marissa Mayer), if you are giving thoughts about where to steer your career, and happen to be of the farer persuasion, the technology sector is ready and waiting. Join in on the fun.
5. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Based on my own personal experience, women do make better managers.
7. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
I wouldn't say that considering each individual is different. I do think that as a whole women are more creative and imaginative than men.
9. terabyteRouser (Posts: 433; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
nice, glad to see that someone is investing in the balancing act.
14. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Too many women in one place create a work place of infighting, bickering and self immolation. They simply cant get along with each other...