Report: 94% of women in tech say they’re held to a higher standard than men

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Despite the efforts of various stakeholders and organizations across the technology industry, is enough really being done to break the glass ceiling and create gender equality? Nevisite’s research suggests that this is not the case, with women constantly struggling with how they are treated, compensated and valued in their own workplaces. According to its latest report, 94% of tech women ultimately believe they are held to a higher standard than their male counterparts.

A recent survey of women in tech by Navisite found that not only are women held at a higher level than their male counterparts, but they are asked to perform most administrative tasks. In fact, 75% say that they or their female colleagues are constantly asked to handle more administrative tasks than their male counterparts, including sending meeting invitations, reserving meeting rooms, or preparing breakfast. In addition, 86% of women say they have been accused of being overly emotional, or described with similar gender-charged terms in the workplace.

Findings from a recent Nevisite survey highlight the reality that women in the technology sector are undervalued, under-represented and discriminated against in the workplace. When it comes to glass roofs? The survey found that 64% believe it has barely any cracks or it is barely torn, only 2% believe it is broken.

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Three-quarters of women in Tech say they handle more administrative tasks than their male counterparts.

To find out more about the hard truths women face in the technology field every day, Navisite surveyed 100 women in the technology industry, two-thirds of whom have engineering or technical roles. These findings also cover women’s perceptions of male co-workers as to whether they are being paid fairly compared to male co-workers and whether they feel motivated to pursue a career in tech even though they still need to do so in order to achieve true gender equality.

Read the full report by Navisite.

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