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3 Powerful Career Advice Tips for Women in Tech

Working as a woman in tech can have its challenges, especially since the industry is still male-dominated. 

Though women make up half (50%) of all U.S. workers in STEM occupations, according to research, however, Black and Hispanic workers continue to be underrepresented in the STEM workforce. Black professionals represent only 9% of STEM workers, while Hispanics represent only 7%.

Research has also found that women professionals are also underrepresented in engineering (14%), computer (25%) and physical science (39%).

Though there is much more work to be done in the realm of diversity in tech, women professionals in the industry have shown excellence and innovation at its best. If you’re one of those tech leaders, check out tips that will help you stand out and thrive at work:

Related: The DiversityInc Top Companies for Executive Women

1. Upsell your skills when suitable. 

2. Never settle for less.

3. Speak up if you see a project that interests you.

Watch and find out more leadership tips below:

 

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