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Half of Women Will Leave Their Tech Job by Age 35, Study Finds


September 30, 2020

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Half of women who go into tech jobs leave by age 35, according to a report from IT consulting firm Accenture and tech education organization Girls Who Code. 

Noninclusive company culture in the primary reason, with 37 percent of survey respondents who left the industry cited as their reason for leaving.

This type of attrition is a blow to an industry that's already struggling with a lack of diversity, according to the report, "Resetting Tech Culture." "[Women] have actually fallen further behind at the very moment when tech roles are surging and vital to the U.S. economy and its continued leadership around the globe," the report says. 

The study gathered information from 1,990 tech workers and 500 senior human resources leaders in companies with technology jobs. It also gathered info from 2,700 college students.

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