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Women’s Equality Day: How Is the Tech Industry Progressing?

Eight female tech leaders share their thoughts on attracting more women to the industry.

Buffy Naylor

August 26, 2022

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Today, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. The day commemorates women gaining the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Congress designated the day in 1973 at the urging of the late Bella Abzug.

The 19th Amendment gave women the vote, but more than 100 years later, they still have not attained true equality.

In the tech industry, for example, only 26.7% of the workforce is female. In honor of the day, eight female leaders in the tech industry have offered their observations on how more women can be encouraged to join the tech workforce.

Scroll through the gallery above to find out their thoughts on what must continue to change.

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Buffy Naylor

Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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