• 54% of women believe there are now more women working in tech than five years ago.

• 63% of women cite ‘being taken seriously’ as the number one challenge in the tech industry.

• 67% of women believe ‘making a positive impact’ is the best thing about being a woman in tech.

Type “women in technology” in the Google search bar and you’ll see words like “we have a long way to go”, “gender pay gap” and “#MeToo.” This is perhaps unsurprising. Earlier this month 20,000 Google employees protested over how Google handles cases of sexual misconduct, gender inequality and systemic racism. Leaving many women to voice: “We’re done with not being taken seriously.”

This sentiment is echoed in the Women in Tech Survey Report 2018 by Ivanti, where 63% of women in technology cite ‘being taken seriously’ as the number one challenge faced by women working in the sector. This is swiftly followed by ‘having no female role model’ (43%) and the ‘gender pay gap’ at 40%.

However, in the same search, new words are beginning to permeate. Words like “#EmpowerHer”, “successful women in STEM” and “women advancing technology.” It is the positive Reboot Digital Marketing Agency wanted to focus on.

In analysing Ivanti’s report, Reboot Digital Marketing Agency felt inspired to highlight what women believe is the best thing about being a woman in tech. To achieve this, Reboot designed a graphic to showcase data collated by Ivanti from more than 500 women working in technology across the globe.