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Less than 2 pc of leadership roles in tech companies go to women, finds new study

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HR biases, gendered job adverts, low pay cheques, lack of flexible hours, and other factors deter participation of women in the tech workforce.

While ‘women in tech’ has emerged as a popular hashtag on social media, ground realities leave a lot to be desired.

A recent survey by HackerEarth (a provider of enterprise software and talent assessment solutions) found that women technologists constitute less than two percent of leadership roles across the world.

In a report titled Women in Tech 2018: Breaking Gender Barriers, HackerEarth reveals that only a third of tech teams are made up of women, and this is a result of age-old biases in hiring, gendered job descriptions, lower pay, lack of flexible work hours, absence of family-friendly policies, and more.

Even ethnicities influence hiring, with women belonging to ethnic minorities, such as Hispanics and African-Americans, finding it........

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