by Katheryn Thayer ,
Originally published: April 5, 2017
The underrepresentation of women and minorities is a documented issue in the tech industry, yet many workers have trouble seeing it.
Women (47% of the total U.S. labor force) fill 28% of tech sector jobs, and African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (31% of workforce) fill 12-15% of tech sector jobs, according to Intel and Dalberg.
Yet 83% of tech employees say they work at diverse companies, and 94% gave the tech industry, their companies and their teams a passing grade for diversity, according to Atlassian’s 2017 State of Diversity Report.