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Was 2016 the Breakthrough Year for Women in Tech?

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12/15/2016
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Next year there will be more than 6.7 million jobs in tech in the US alone, and it's time women fill more of them.

In a new infographic, TechDay poses the question, "Was 2016 the breakthrough year for women in tech?" The data it presents makes it pretty clear the answer is -- well, not quite yet. Women in tech have definitely made progress, but there is so much further to go.

Women still make up only 21% of technical roles at the biggest tech companies, and they also are underrepresented as founders, CEOs, venture capital recipients and at every level of the career chain. While this is starting to change as companies make it a priority, progress has been slow.

2016 may not have been a big breakthrough year, but 2017 has the potential to be. Check out the following infographic for more on the progress women have made and why TechDay believes there is potential for so much more.

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