Why do we Need Women in STEM?
According to Quantcast’s 2017 survey, women accounted for 10% of Stack Overflow’s U.S. traffic. Stack Overflow is an online community for developers to share their knowledge and build their careers. This is an improvement from last year’s census that reported only 6.6% of US respondents who identified as women. However, only 2.5% of respondents out of just over 33,000 reported as coming from Black or African descent, and another 28% consisting of Hispanic/Latino/Latina, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Native American, Pacific Islander, or Indigenous Australian with the remaining 74% being Caucasian without specifying gender. Additionally, an April study from the Kapor Center for Social Impact on why people leave the tech industry revealed that women of color were the most likely to get passed over for a promotion