ReportsMay 26, 2023 2023-11-29 4:41
Beyond the classroom: Women in Tech Report
Heels and Tech researched several topics we found to be of great importance not just to women, but also to those looking to acquire tech skills, as well as tech companies. Especially those in Africa.
Our goal with these reports is to bring to light women's experiences in tech. Not only so that other women can learn, but also so that the necessary institutions can form better policies to improve women's participation in tech.
It’s the year 2023 and women are now more than homemakers. Women are present in political positions, boards of top companies across industries, and also a growing and influential part of the Tech industry.
We aspire to shift narratives of women in tech from a deficit lens to an empowered one where we can reimagine the current state of tech toward the tech we want.
The topics you’ll see here span from how possible it is to get started in tech even without a college degree to how mums are choosing the best countries to migrate to and how you can do the same. To even insights into how women are represented in the industry across continents and our representation in executive positions.
Bootcamps vs College Degrees
If you follow current trends, you’ll note that the tech industry has seen more attention and an influx of talent in the last 2 years than ever before.
A Mum’s Guide to Relocation
Specifically for the mother considering moving out of her country to another for greener pastures.There is a lot to consider before the big move.
Impact of Upskilling on getting that C-Suite role
C-suite which refers to a chief/executive position in a company is the highest level in a company. And so far, female representation at these levels is still poor.
Percentage of women in tech in Africa vs women in Europe and America
The percentage of women in tech, globally, is currently at 26%. Meaning that in some continents, women don’t make up half of the tech workforce.
Comparing the earnings of women in tech versus their male counterparts in Africa
To this day, unequal pay gaps are still a big issue in the tech industry. While the average gender pay gap is at 11.6%, this gap is at 16% in the tech industry.
The percentage of women in tech in Africa c-suite vs their earnings
According to our research, women hold only 12% of the C-suite positions in African startups. And even though female presence at the board level has only increased by 4% in Africa since 2015, it is still not good enough.