Women in the European technology industry

Women typically make up no more than 10% of members on European tech teams

Approximately 39% of teams consist almost entirely of men, whereas less than 2% of teams have 90% or more female members.

Although the world requires technological talent, companies are not making full use of all available profiles, as highlighted by the Women in Tech study conducted by Le Wagon and Honeypot. Women continue to constitute a relatively small portion of the tech industry.

Only 28% of workers in the European technology industry are women. Furthermore, a mere 10% of European technology teams have achieved gender parity or have a high representation of women within their ranks.

The underrepresentation of women in the tech industry is evident in various comparisons. For instance, less than 2% of teams consist of 90% or more women, whereas almost 39% of teams are composed of 90% or more men. In fact, the most prevalent level of female representation in European technology teams is between 0 and 10%.

According to the study, women encounter more obstacles than men in the job market. Despite high demand, up to 27% of the female respondents were unable to secure programming jobs. Furthermore, an analysis of the selection processes revealed that only 16% of the women were invited to job interviews in 2022, compared to 84% of men.

On a positive note, those who have succeeded in entering the tech industry have had a favorable experience, with 85% expressing satisfaction with their decision to work in technology. However, as noted by Hakan Housein, a spokesperson for Le Wagon, “women and men hold similar or identical positions, but they often arrive at these positions through vastly different paths.”

A majority (59%) of individuals enter the technology industry with the intention of transitioning from a previous profession, indicating that they may have studied other subjects and changed majors. Women, in particular, tend to enter the field of programming later, with nearly 75% of respondents starting at age 27 or later. This can be attributed to a lack of information about the sector and available professional opportunities.

Honeypot.io CEO Imke Schultjan highlights the untapped potential of women in the tech industry, emphasizing that they are a rapidly growing and dynamic force. As the demand for top tech talent continues to rise, Schultjan sees an opportunity for companies to promote greater inclusion and equality by embracing female talent.

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