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By Sarah K. White
Senior Writer, CIO
BIPOC workers, women and LGBTQ+ employees still face an uphill battle in the tech industry when it comes to representation, pay equity and workplace discrimination.
According to data from CompTIA, men hold 80% of executive roles in the tech sector compared to 20% for women, and the industry employs a higher share of white workers (69%) when compared with other industries (63%). African Americans account for only 7% of tech workers, while Hispanics represent 8%, and women represent 36%. And as tech jobs become some of the highest-paying and most reliable jobs in the economy, it’s increasingly important to push for diversity and inclusion to prevent people from being shut out from these lucrative, high-growth careers.