Women in tech leadership are not a minority anymore. Their representation has been steadily increasing and is at an all-time high now. According to Deloitte’s estimates, women’s share in the overall global tech workforce has increased by 6.9% from 2019 to 2022, while their share in technical roles has grown by 11.7%. It is fascinating that the fastest growth—an estimated gain of nearly 20%—has occurred in the proportion of women in leadership, says Deloitte.
Creating a holistic diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy has become imperative in the modern work culture. In fact, many researchers have underlined the fact that diverse teams perform better and are more innovative. Large technology, media, & telecommunications organizations are now highly committed to improving gender diversity, including increasing women in their technical and leadership ranks. For instance, Intel aims to double the number of women and underrepresented minorities in senior leadership roles by 2030.
Women at the top help companies in many ways. It would signal prospective employees that there is a shift in corporate culture, which helps them increase the retention of women in their overall and technical workforces. In this issue, we celebrate women’s leadership in business and technology. We have identified the 10 Most Inspiring Women Leaders in Business and Technology – 2022, a small bunch of powerful decision-makers who inspire women to make bigger strides in a world that was once ruled by their other half. On the cover, we feature Davielle Jackson, an award-winning entrepreneur, innovator, and the Founder & President of Femi Secrets. As a young black CEO, she has spearheaded Femi Secrets to become the world’s #1 feminine care brand.