Women in Tech: Breaking Glass Ceilings and Shaping the Future

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The Statistical State of Women in Tech


Despite women constituting nearly half of the U.S. workforce, they remain significantly underrepresented in the tech sector, holding just over a quarter of technology-related jobs. In 2022, women accounted for approximately one-third of the workforce at large global technology firms, a stark contrast to their overall presence in the job market​​​​​​. This gap indicates not only a disparity in employment but also highlights the untapped potential residing within a sizable portion of the workforce.


Bridging the Gender Divide: Today’s Challenges


Women in tech and STEM confront formidable challenges, with 48% reporting discrimination during recruitment or hiring processes​​. Furthermore, women vacate an alarming 50% of tech roles by the age of 35. Altogether, these challenges are compounded for women of color, who hold a mere fraction of computing jobs. Such systemic barriers not only hinder individual careers but also interfere with the technological sector’s capacity to foster diverse perspectives and innovation.


Success Against the Odds: Women Leading the Way


Despite these obstacles, women continue to carve out substantial roles for themselves as tech experts and leaders. At this time, women hold 28% of computing and mathematical jobs and 34.4% of positions in the largest U.S. tech companies​​. Indeed, their leadership is not only redefining the tech landscape but also challenging the status quo, proving that women in tech are not just participants but key drivers in shaping the future of technology.

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Companies and Recruiters: Catalysts for Change


Companies and tech staffing firms stand at the forefront of this transformative era. By fostering inclusive hiring practices and supporting women through clear career progression paths, these organizations are able to significantly impact the representation of women in tech. They hold the keys to not only filling vacant tech expert roles but also ensuring a diverse, dynamic, and innovative workforce.


The Future of Tech: A Diverse and Dynamic Horizon


A future with increased gender diversity in tech promises not just equity but also heightened creativity, improved problem-solving, and better financial outcomes for businesses. Furthermore, companies stand to gain a competitive edge by leveraging the unique insights and skill sets that women bring to the tech industry. Now more than ever, it is crucial to tap into this underutilized pool of talent and expertise.


Shattering Glass Ceilings Together


The journey toward gender balance in tech is ongoing, and it requires the collective effort of individuals and organizations alike. For one thing, tech staffing firms are uniquely positioned to guide this journey, connecting forward-thinking companies with talented women who are ready to break glass ceilings and shape the future of technology.


Overall, the landscape of women in tech is one of stark contrasts—significant challenges offset by inspiring successes. Staffing firms play a pivotal role in this narrative, serving as the bridge between talented women and the companies that need them. The time is ripe for action, to elevate the presence of women in tech and, by doing so, enrich the entire sector with their expertise and innovation.

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About Phaxis

Founded in 2002, Phaxis is now one of the country’s leading recruitment firms. Specializing in healthcare, information technology, accounting, financial services recruitment, office support, legal, HR, and marketing, Phaxis partners with highly qualified talent and top employers to create rewarding career opportunities that result in long-term success for candidates and employers. Visit us at





Drew Anson

Chief Delivery Officer

Drew Anson is Chief Delivery Officer at Phaxis, a Workforce Solutions Company based in New York.

In this role, Drew leads the delivery and recruiting working closely with the leadership team to define a model that is efficient at supporting the firm’s current needs and is scalable for future growth.

Drew is a seasoned executive with more than 13 years of Services & Recruitment experience. In that time, he has supported numerous Fortune 100/500/1000 organizations across industries by providing global workforce solutions, namely resources and thought leadership for large-scale projects, implementations, and managed services.

Prior to joining Phaxis predecessor firm Park Hudson in 2021, Drew spent three years at engineering technology and talent solutions firm, Collabera, as Director of Sales in North Carolina. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly eight years at Insight Global, most recently as Sales Manager of the Columbus, OH office.

He holds a degree from Central Michigan University in Sales & Marketing.

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