Celebrating Women In TechJun 21, 2023
In celebration of women in tech, we are delighted to shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of women in the workforce, while also acknowledging the persistent gender disparities that exist globally. At Pivot88, we take immense pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
As we celebrate, we want to share some interesting facts comparing our own statistics to the global female workforce, highlighting the strides we have made and the challenges that still lie ahead:
Women account for 47.7% of the global workforce. At Pivot88, 43% of our total workforce is female.
Globally women currently hold only 26.7% of tech-related jobs.
In fact, the percentage of women in all tech-related careers has actually decreased over the last 2 years.
The total representation of women in big tech jobs decreased by 2.1% between 2020 and 2022, with smaller tech companies receiving the most significant hit at 5.1%. While we believe all Pivot88 female associates work in tech-related jobs, if we segment out those who only work specifically with technology development and deployment, 34% of our tech-related team are women!
"I am proud of leading a diversified team of passionate individuals, consistently challenging the status quo, and innovating driven by our core unifying values of collaboration, transparency and relationship building" says Isabelle Pilon, Pivot88 Co-founder and COO.
Since 2019, the representation of women in senior vice president roles has decreased from 18% to 13%.
At Pivot88 53% of our leaders are women! So while global trends are showing a slow down in female lead technology positions, we are the opposite at Pivot88.
"So proud after 30+ years in retail to move into the information technology arena, standing on the shoulders of pioneering women", explains Jo Anne Benson, Senior Director of Product Solutions at Pivot88. "As female leaders, especially in the Artificial Intelligence space, we have a duty to mentor to the next generation of girls and young women to carve a path in our evolution."
It is powerful to look on the progress made by women around the world, but also the work that remains to be done. At Pivot88, we stand as a testament to the transformative power of diversity and women's leadership. We are honoured to have a workforce that reflects the richness of talent and ideas that women bring to the table. As we move forward, we remain dedicated to fostering an environment where people can thrive, breaking down barriers, and creating opportunities for the next generation. Let us continue to celebrate and support women as we work together toward a more inclusive and equitable future.