New Research From Accenture and Girls Who Code Outlines Steps to Double the Number of Women in Technology in 10 Years

埃森哲(Accenture)和编程女孩(Girls Who Code)的新研究概述了在10年内将科技行业女性人数翻一番的步骤

2020/09/29 11:59  Business Wire

Joint report reveals just eight percent of women of color say it’s easy to thrive in technology

An inclusive culture is key to unlocking opportunities for women who are studying and working in technology, and holds the potential to double their number over the next 10 years, according to a joint research report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology.

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The report, “ Resetting Tech Culture ,” analyzed the journey for women in technology from college to mid-career. While there are many reasons women abandon a career in technology, the highest percentage of respondents — 37% — cite company culture as the leading cause.

The research shows that if every company scored high on measures of an inclusive culture — specifically if they were on par with those in the top 20% of the study — the annual attrition rate of women in technology would drop 70%. The report provides tangible steps for organizations to undertake a cultural reset that could have a far-reaching positive effect.

Most notably, there is a significant disconnect between HR leaders’ expectations of their organization’s culture and what women employees actually experience in their roles. While 45% of senior HR leaders say that it is easy for women to thrive in technology, only 21% of women agree, and that number falls to just 8% for women of color. Meanwhile, only 38% of senior HR leaders identify building a more inclusive culture as an effective means to retain and advance women in technology roles.

“Our research over the past three years identifies three key factors for an inclusive culture: bold leadership, comprehensive action and an empowering environment. The stronger the focus in these areas, the more likely women are to thrive,” said Kathryn Ross, global Open Innovation lead and the Black Founders Development Program lead for Accenture Ventures. “Creating inclusive colleges and organizations is a winning strategy to improve women’s retention and advancement in technology and for the economy at large.”

“Girls Who Code has 80,000 college-aged alumni, and more on the way who will be entering the tech workforce in the coming years. We’re committed to making sure they are set up for success,” said Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “Thanks to this partnership with Accenture, we’re able to provide companies and colleges with concrete steps to retain and advance women in technology. And it all starts with creating an inclusive culture.”

A nationwide adoption of five cultural practices could help retain 1.4 million young women in technology roles by 2030, which include:Make it a metric: Set external goals and targets to increase diversity and hold leaders accountablePromote equal parenting: Encourage all parents to take leave and make sure they see senior leaders doing the sameSend reinforcements: Provide women with targeted workplace support including mentors, sponsors and employee resource networksEncode creativity: Reward employees for creativity and innovation as many women who enter technology seek fulfillment and to make a difference in the worldProvide inclusive networking: Schedule opportunities to promote networking with colleagues and senior leaders when everyone can join

Research Methodology

The results are based on three online surveys combined with Accenture’s inclusive workplace culture model. The surveys were conducted online between February and July 2019 and cover three distinct groups across the United States: 1,990 tech employees; 500 senior HR leaders in companies employing people in technology roles; and 2,700 college students.

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities. Since launching in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 500 million people through its work and 300,000 girls through its in-person programming. College-aged alumni of Girls Who Code are declaring majors in computer science and related fields at 15 times the U.S. average. In 2019, the organization was named the #1 Most Innovative Non-Profit on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Follow the organization on social media @GirlsWhoCode.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at .

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根据埃森哲(纽约证券交易所股票代码:ACN)和致力于缩小技术领域性别差距的国际非营利组织Girls Who Code的联合研究报告,包容性文化是为在技术领域学习和工作的女性释放机会的关键,并有可能在未来10年内使她们的人数翻一番。



埃森哲(Accenture)和编程女孩(Girls Who Code)概述了文化实践在多大程度上可以促进女性在科技领域的发展(图片来源:Business Wire)




我们过去三年的研究确定了包容性文化的三个关键因素:大胆的领导、全面的行动和赋权的环境。埃森哲风险投资公司(Accenture Ventures)全球开放创新主管、黑人创建者发展项目主管凯瑟琳·罗斯(Kathryn Ross)表示:“这些领域的关注点越强,女性就越有可能茁壮成长。“创建包容性的学院和组织是一个成功的战略,可以提高女性在技术和整个经济领域的留住和进步。”

“编程女孩”有8万名大学年龄的校友,未来几年还会有更多的人进入科技行业。我们致力于确保他们为成功做好准备,“编写代码的女孩的创始人兼首席执行官雷希玛·索贾尼(Reshma Saujani)说。多亏了与埃森哲公司的这一伙伴关系,我们能够为公司和大学提供留住和提升技术领域女性的具体步骤。而这一切都始于创造一种包容的文化。“





编程女孩是一个国际非营利组织,致力于缩小技术领域的性别差距,并领导这场运动,激励、教育和装备年轻女性获得追求21世纪机会所需的计算技能。自2012年推出以来,编程女孩通过其工作已经接触到5亿人,通过面对面节目接触到30万女孩。“编程女孩”(Girls Who Code)的大学毕业生宣布主修计算机科学及相关领域的人数是美国平均水平的15倍。2019年,该组织被评为Fast Company最具创新力公司排行榜上最具创新力的非营利组织第一名。在社交媒体@GirlswhCode上关注该组织。



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