A Social Good That Benefits Us All: A Tech Funder Looks to Close the Workplace Gender Gap


Many donors agree that more needs to be done to close the gender divide in the workplace. The more vexing challenge is what comes next. What tactical and operational strategies can businesses deploy to close the gap for good, especially in the male-dominated field of technology? “The gender gap,” as a broad term, encompasses various and discrete challenges. Women typically earn less than men. They’re represented to a far lesser degree in fields like STEM. They also lack a comparative “seat at the table” on corporate boards and leadership teams. As a result, donors have been tackling “the gender gap” from different angles. Funders like the Vodafone Americas Foundation have focused on expanding the pipeline of women coming into the tech field by helping them build skills.