[Infographie] The breakthrough of women in new US technologies

by bold-lichterman

Women are increasingly involved in technological fields, both as actors and consumers. A rapidly changing trend, according to MBA Online, which publishes an infographic on the evolution of women in high-tech.

Infographie The breakthrough of women in new US technologies

Although only 25% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs are currently held by women, the numbers are starting to change: between 2011 and 2012, the number of women in computer science jumped by more than 28%.

This trend is also reflected in education, since 41% of IT majors graduating from Harvard in 2013 will be female, but also on social media, or more than half of users are female. Also, the average social player today is a 43-year-old woman.

MBA Online also announces that women working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) have an advantage over other sectors: they earn 33% more than other women in comparable positions, in other sectors. , reducing the pay gap between men and women by 7%. In return, companies with boards of directors containing 3 or more female members have higher returns on sales (84%), returns on investments (60%) and returns on equity (46%).

Infographie The breakthrough of women in new US technologies