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This Year Women in Tech Will Work for Free for 41 Days on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Tech Industry Gender Pay Gap Leads to 41 Days of Unpaid Work

In a shocking revelation on the eve of International Women’s Day, it has been discovered that women working in the tech industry will effectively work for free for 41 days this year due to the prevailing gender pay gap. This means that from November 20 onwards, women in tech will not be compensated for their work based on the current industry pay inequities.

The findings, based on data analyzed by web design company DesignRush from the U.S. Census Bureau, show that women in tech earn on average only 84.2% of what their male counterparts make. This alarming statistic translates to women working for free for a significant portion of the year, highlighting the ongoing discrimination and lack of equal opportunities in the tech sector.

The research also identified the states with the biggest pay gaps in the tech industry, with Alaska leading the pack where women earn just 60.6% of what men in tech make. This means women in Alaska will start working for free from September 19, a staggering 103 days before the end of the year.

The situation is not much better in states like North Dakota, Delaware, Mississippi, and Arkansas, where women will stop getting paid much earlier than their male counterparts due to the significant pay disparities. On the other end of the spectrum, South Dakota stands out as the state with the least pay gap, with women earning 99.1% of what men earn in tech.

The data underscores the urgent need to address the gender pay gap and the ‘glass ceiling’ present in the tech industry to attract and retain top female talent. Speaking on the issue, a web design expert emphasized the importance of tackling these issues to create a more inclusive and fair work environment in the tech sector.

As organizations continue to face challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled tech workers, it is clear that addressing gender-based discrimination and promoting equal opportunities for all employees must be a top priority. This International Women’s Day serves as a stark reminder of the work that still needs to be done to achieve true gender equality in the tech industry.

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