A report by Invanti, titled Women in Tech Survey Report 2018, identifies a few challenges but a number of “bests”.

The challenges:

  • Being taken seriously, 63%
  • Having no female role model, 43%
  • Gender pay gap, 40%

But let’s focus on the positives. And there are plenty in response to the “best thing about being a woman in tech.”

  • Making a positive impact, 67%
  • Encouraging other women, 54%
  • It’s never boring, 53%
  • It’s a passion project, 45%
  • The perks (e.g., flexible hours), 29%
  • Great pay and career advancement, 24%
  • Being surrounded by other women in the same field, 14%

Sindhu Rajoo of Reboot Digital Marketing Agency shares her “best thing”:

“Women are creative and natural born leaders who are good at problem solving and handling new challenges. These are reasons that make working in tech exciting for me. I enjoy the idea of discovering unfamiliar problems every day and creating innovative ways to solve the issues. Each day is different, and you never stop learning!”

Tom Schuman is the senior vice president of communications & operations for the Indiana Chamber. He is also the editor of the Chamber’s award-winning BizVoice magazine and has been with the organization for 20 years.