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Women Are Vastly Underrepresented in Silicon Valley Tech Jobs (Just 10% at Twitter)

Women Are Vastly Underrepresented in Silicon Valley Tech Jobs (Just 10% at Twitter)

Twitter recently unveiled its latest diversity statistics, which revealed that the company has a 70-30 split of men to women, with that ratio moving to 50-50 in non-technical roles.

But what about tech jobs? Like at many other companies in Silicon Valley, women remain vastly underrepresented in this field, with just one in 10 occupying tech positions at Twitter.

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Twitter Has No Female Board Members – How Do Other Tech Giants Compare? [STUDY]

Twitter Has No Female Board Members - How Do Other Tech Giants Compare? [STUDY]

Twitter has 2,000 employees, but no women on its board. I first made this observation almost a year ago to the day, but the story has received a lot more attention this week, first when the New York Times pointed out that it could be a potential problem as Twitter heads into its IPO, and then when Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a bit of a daft statement in response.

So how does Twitter’s all-singing, all-dancing, all-male lineup compare to other giants in the tech space? Gawker crunched the numbers.

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If It Really Wants To Succeed, Twitter Needs To Hire More Female Executives

A study from Dow Jones VentureSource last week looked at how women are shaping modern businesses, and found that startup companies with a high percentage of female executives are generally more successful than those who skew overwhelmingly towards men.

The survey analysed more than 20,000 companies, and Glam Media, a lifestyle content creator which runs a number of websites, was singled out for high praise amongst all startups, as 29 percent of its 28 executives are female.

Which contrasts somewhat sharply with Twitter, which has the heady total of one senior female executive within its roster.

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