It may sound counterintuitive, but a survey conducted by a tech startup in late 2016 found that only about half of the female founders of those companies were women.
Now, in an attempt to shed some light on the gender gap, TechRadars chief technology correspondent Sarah Withers says it may not be as simple as we think.
“I don’t think that a woman is a bad person for being a woman in tech,” she says.
“In fact, I think a lot of women are good people for being women in tech.”
The results of Wither’s survey, which surveyed 50 female founders, were released in March, and they revealed some surprising findings about the gender makeup of tech companies.
Wither says it’s likely that many of the women surveyed are not particularly ambitious, but rather are in the “mid-tier” of tech startups.
“We’re probably going to find that most of the people we surveyed are probably very good at what they do, and the ones that are not are probably doing something a bit better,” she told TechRaders.
Wethers says that’s likely due to a lack of role models in tech for women. “
One of the things that’s really interesting is that, while we think that women are more likely to be ambitious and to be very ambitious in their career, they’re also less likely to aspire to lead a company than are men,” she added.
Wethers says that’s likely due to a lack of role models in tech for women.
“A lot of these companies that we talked to were, as we found, very much built on the idea that women have to be successful at their careers to be a successful CEO, and so that’s not necessarily a good idea.”
And so, there’s not a lot for women in the tech world, at least not in the way that I see it, to aspire towards,” she said.
There are two genders, so we’re going to put all our effort into this one,'” she said, adding that she thinks this might be a result of women working at the company being able to be “a little bit more open” about their gender identity. “
It’s very much like we’re talking about the ’90s, and there was definitely a little bit of a movement that said, ‘Oh, there are two sexes.
There are two genders, so we’re going to put all our effort into this one,'” she said, adding that she thinks this might be a result of women working at the company being able to be “a little bit more open” about their gender identity.
“And it’s a little more open because there’s a lot less expectation that you’re going be, you know, an ideal, perfect female CEO.
You’re not going to be judged on how you look, you’re not expected to be perfect.”
Wither is also concerned about how this change will affect the overall success of female tech companies, especially if it comes at the expense of their male peers.
“The idea that there’s this one group of women who have the ability to do that, that that’s going to make a difference, that’s a really good thing.
I think that it will make them a little better,” Wither said.
“But if you get that other group of people who are just not getting that opportunity because the culture is still, like, all about, you need to be really good at something and then you can’t be good at anything else, that will be a problem.”
The survey also found that women tend to be more motivated to take on more ambitious roles.
“They’re more driven to get ahead in the workplace,” Wether said.
“[And] they’re more likely than men to want to do something that’s more difficult and challenging and challenging to get a job at.”
Wether says this is especially true for women who are less likely than their male counterparts to be able to work from home.
“Some women are able to get work from their own homes and, you see, work remotely.
And some women can’t,” she continued.
“That means that in many cases they’re not able to do the kinds of things that they want to in the office.
They’re not being able, as a result, to be as ambitious in what they’re doing as their male colleagues.”
Withering suggests that women might also be more likely not to get the same kind of support from their male bosses.
“Women might be much more likely, and more motivated, to ask for more money than their men,” Withering said.
In an effort to address the issue, Wither has begun a new campaign to help raise awareness of the gender disparity in tech.
The Women of Tech campaign is aimed at encouraging women to “stand up and say, I’m a female.”
“And to be honest, I don’t know how many of us know that we’re not,” she admitted.
“So, I’ve started a campaign called, We Can Be More Than Women, and it’s just, it’s really an effort by us to make sure that we don’t get stuck in this ‘Oh I can’t do that because