A recent McKinsey Insight discusses the issue of recruiting and retaining more women in technology organizations, featuring interviews with board members of the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code. The publication notes:
Gender diversity remains an issue in technology organizations. The number of young women completing engineering and technology programs has dropped significantly over the past 30 years, and a report from the National Center for Women & Information Technology suggests that a little more than half of all US women who do enter technology fields leave their employers midcareer.
The leaders of Girls Who Code indicate that solving the gender-diversity problem has a two-part answer:
Excerpts and videos of the interviews are included in the Insight, where Jamie Miller, Senior Vice President and CIO at GE; Alexis Maybank, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Gilt Groupe; and Jane Chwick, retired Partner and Co-COO of Technology at Goldman-Sachs shed some welcome light on this important topic.
I highly recommend you avail yourself of this piece, which you can access here.