Why we need more women in tech

This infographic from New Relic highlights some interesting facts about women in technology, who are the current – and up and coming leaders.

It also highlights some interesting findings about companies that have women in tech working for them.

Teams with a woman outperform male-only teams in collective intelligence tests

Women hold only 25 percent of IT positions and 11 percent of Fortune 500 executive roles/

Tech companies with more women in management have 34 percent higher ROI

Women are starting tech businesses at a rate of 1.5 times the rate of the national average in the US

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Interesting findings. But where shall the tech industry get all these women from? Companies try to hire women but find that hardly any women apply for tech roles.

Its a challenge to move the needle and employ a higher percentage of women in technology—a challenge that seems to be getting harder and harder to succeed at…

Eileen Brown is a social media strategist and consultant at Amastra, a columnist at ZDNet and author of Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business. Contact Eileen to find out how she can elevate your brand and help your business become more social.