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The study, conducted by social science and media analytics firm Social Media Metrics, shows that there is still a long way to go for women to achieve parity in roles in tech, finance and other sectors.
This is despite the fact that women make up roughly a quarter of the workforce in the US.
Women have been the primary beneficiaries of technological innovation for decades.
It is also one of the few industries that has shown a significant increase in the number of women in top management roles, according to the World Economic Forum.
Yet, despite these advances, the number women in tech is still lower than the number men.
According to a recent report from Pew Research, only 31 percent of women workers in tech have a full-time job.
In contrast, women hold 80 percent of top management positions in tech.
The gender gap in tech also remains a huge obstacle for women.
In 2015, there were just 4,000 women CEOs in the United States, compared to 1,700 men.
And, while there are more women working in tech today, they still represent less than 5 percent of the entire workforce.
That’s an increase from 2013, when there were 1,800 women CEOs, according the Business Insider study.
While these numbers are encouraging, they aren’t the whole story.
Women still have a long road to overcome.
Women are still more likely to be told they’re “not good enough” or “too old” or that they’re not good enough for the jobs they’re offered.
And the discrimination they face from male peers, colleagues and superiors still persists.
“It’s a persistent feeling, that I am not good at this job,” said Erin Jones, a 29-year-old graphic designer from Phoenix, Arizona.
“And I don’t know what to do about it.”
Jones, who has worked as a freelance graphic designer for the past five years, has struggled with the idea that she is not goodenough, that she doesn’t deserve to work in tech because she is a woman.
She was working at Google’s design studio when she was fired for being “too older” and “too white.”
The thought of having to justify her work to a supervisor is still on her mind, she said.
“I am not that attractive, I am white, I have short hair, I can’t speak English,” she said, adding that she’s often called “cute” and is often referred to as “dude.”
Despite her experience, she’s not discouraged.
Jones is optimistic that women will soon have the tools to make the transition to the tech industry.
“I’m really hoping that this is just the beginning,” she told the magazine.
Jones hopes the tech sector is a stepping stone for women in general.
“In my experience, it’s more about what I can do, rather than what I am.”
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The article was originally published on January 22, 2017.