Verizon vice president Janet Schijns presented startling statistics at the recent Women of the Channel event: despite the increased growth of the technology industry, women have been shown to drop out at a rate of 45 percent more than their male counterparts within a year.

“Close to 90 percent of them said they loved technology but they didn’t feel like they belonged,” Shijns said.

That’s a problem because more than ever, companies in traditionally non-tech industries are turning digital.

“Those women, those 700 women that dropped out of technology and went into fashion or makeup or retail or healthcare, or anywhere in between, will end up back in technology, but they will make close to 40 percent less than [those in tech],” Schijns said.

Schijns said the digital transformation sweeping markets has “become about one thing......


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