Middle Eastern Women Making Waves in Silicon Valley

By Erika Masako Welch, 31 July 2023

We’ve all read about how notoriously unfriendly Silicon Valley and the Tech World can be towards women.

Perhaps that’s why only a third of the workforce at the largest tech companies are women. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force participation rate for women across the United States sits at 57%. Amazon reports 39% of their workforce being female, while Microsoft reports a lowly 26%. These numbers significantly decline when we talk about women leaders in tech. Apparently an abysmal 11% of leadership positions in top global tech firms are filled by women today, and that figure looks like it’s drowning – instead of improving upon itself.

It doesn’t seem to be just a

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