33 Facts About Women in Technology

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33 Facts About Women in Technology

Silicon Valley is known for a lot of things.

With a rich history of innovation and a healthy population of angel investors, there’s no doubt that it’s the startup capital of the world. Silicon Valley is also home to one of the craziest housing markets on earth.

However, a particularly negative association that many now have with the tech hub is with its sketchy track record with women. This lack of diversity in hiring is well-documented, and now that companies like Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn, and Snapchat are no longer bootstrapped startups, the pressure will continue to mount in addressing these concerns.


Today’s infographic celebrates some of the most successful women in technology and business, while also highlighting workforce composition, female founders, and how companies can prioritize retention of women.

Here’s some of the facts we found interesting:

  • Chicago is the city with the most female startup founders, with 30%. More on this here.
  • The global average of startups founded by women is 20%.
  • Female tech positions are growing 238% faster than their male counterparts.
  • However, this is not translating to overall hiring ratios yet. Ebay is one of the more diverse companies, yet it only had 24% women on staff in 2015.
  • The top venture capitalist in 2015, rated by Forbes, was Jenny Lee. She’s the Managing Partner of GGV Capital.

Original graphic by: Coupofy

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