Gender discrimination and harassment still exists – especially in tech. A new report from the non-profit ‘Women Who Tech’, which surveyed over 1,000 tech employees, found that more than 40% of women founders and women in tech continue to be harassed, despite the #MeToo movement.
This year’s survey paralleled the 2017 survey while introducing new questions around investors’ perception of gender parity in tech and whether investors believe gender plays a role in access to funding. It also incorporated questions around whether women or nonbinary respondents were treated differently than men while working in tech or raising money for their startups.
The report also found that 38% of white women founders and 44% of women of colour founders were harassed by potential investors – and that nearly half were told they would raise more money if they were a man.