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Mar. 25, 2021 12:39 pm

More than half of women in tech have experienced gender discrimination, per this Dice survey

The report breaks down gender and racial diversity issues that more than 9,000 technologists have seen at their companies.
At Philly Startup Leaders’ 2018 Diversity Dinner.

At Philly Startup Leaders' 2018 Diversity Dinner.

(Courtesy photo)

Support for women and people of color is still a work in progress in tech. New research conveys how race and gender disparities have affected employees at tech firms across the U.S.

More than 9,000 technologists were surveyed as part of tech hiring platform Dice’s study to better delineate diversity, equity and inclusion issues that tech workers are facing. All were registered Dice job seekers and site visitors during a three-month period at the end of 2020.

Some key takeaways from the survey:

  • 57% of technologists surveyed who identify as women have experienced gender discrimination
  • 48% of Black technologists have experienced racial discrimination, making them the most likely to encounter it
  • Meanwhile, 30% of Hispanic or Latinx technologists, 25% of Asian or Pacific Islander technologists, 23% of Asian Indian technologists and 9% of white technologists said they have experienced racial discrimination
  • 37% of women technologists have been “extremely” or “moderately” impressed with their employer’s response to gender diversity and inclusion movements, while 17% of women technologists have not been impressed at all

The survey also covers burnout, compensation, manager satisfaction and more.

Read the report

So, what to do with this info? We’ve covered many a tech diversity initiative over the years. But what else can tech companies do to reduce discrimination in the workplace? Have you seen anti-discrimination policies that have been especially effective? Let us know: philly@technical.ly.


Michael Butler is a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
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