Dice Report : 57% of Women Technologists Experience Gender Discrimination

March 24, 2021

Dice released its Equality in Tech Report, presenting perspectives from technologists on racial and gender equality in tech and within their organizations. The report also illustrates how important diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and values are to technologists, and how they believe their current organizations are performing in these areas.

The Equality in Tech Report is accessible via direct link (no contact information or login required). The report is based on data from Dice’s annual survey of more than 9,000 technologists across the United States.

“In sharing this important report, we seek to bring further clarity to the discussion around the urgent need to increase both gender and racial diversity within the technology industry, providing insights that we believe can lead to actionable solutions that all industry participants can embrace. We will only succeed in this profoundly vital effort through our collective commitment to immediate and real change,” said Art Zeile, CEO of Dice (a DHI Group, Inc. brand).

Key Data Highlights

The report is presented in two separate sections on race and gender. For the purposes of this release, the highlights outlined represent data from both sections.

57% of respondents who identify as women say that they have experienced some form of gender discrimination, drastically outnumbering the number of respondents who identify as men who said the same (10%).

Black respondents (48%) were the most likely to have experienced racial discrimination, followed by Hispanic/Latino(a) respondents (30%), Asian/Pacific Islander respondents (25%), Asian Indian respondents (23%) and White respondents (9%).

Only 37% of technologists identifying as women said they were extremely or moderately impressed with their company’s response to gender diversity and inclusion movements; and 17% of technologists identifying as women expressed that they are not all impressed.

59% of those respondents who identify as women said that an employer’s reputation regarding diversity, equity and inclusion is extremely or moderately influential in their decision to work for that company; 42% of those respondents who identify as male said the same.

65% of Black respondents thought that a reputation for diversity, equity, and inclusion was an important factor (extremely or moderately influential) in whether they would work for a particular company, followed by Asian Indian respondents (53%), Asian/Pacific Islander respondents (51%), Hispanic/Latino(a) respondents (50%) and White respondents (41%).

“I cannot overstate the importance of this data in highlighting the crucial work we need to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion, both on a personal and professional level,” said Michelle Marian, CMO of Dice (a DHI Group brand). “Every member of our organization wants to be part of the solution, and impactful insights like those included in this report provide an all-important step in identifying the areas where we can all be the drivers of change.

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