Friday, June 16, 2017

Technology start-ups founded by women hire more women, study finds - USA TODAY

by Rachel Sandler
Originally published: June 14, 2017

Technology start-ups with at least one female founder have more women employees than major technology companies and twice as many women employees as start-ups with no female founders, a survey has found.

The survey from FundersClub underscores research that shows women in leadership positions are crucial for the advancement of other women. It’s also a signal that more women are pursuing entrepreneurial paths and that young companies may be more becoming more open to recruiting diverse workforces in an industry widely criticized for being a boys club and for having a widening gender gap.