Data shows that women are greatly under-represented in technology.
In 2020, the World Economic Forum estimated it would take 100 years to close the“global gender gap”. Only a year later, they revised that estimate to 136 years – mostly due to setbacks experienced by women during COVID 19.
Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director and Head of the WEF’s Centre for the New Economy and Society wrote:“The Covid-19 pandemic has raised new barriers to building inclusive and prosperous economies and societies. Pre-existing gender gaps have amplified the crisis asymmetrically between men and women”.