Apple Tops List of Tech Companies Where Women are Treated Equally
According to a latest report by Fairygodboss, an online job review site for women, Apple stands on top of a rather short list of tech companies where women are found to be treated equally. Over 72% of women respondents working at Apple reported being treated fairly, with Google and Microsoft coming second and third on the list at 59% and 58% respectively. Amazon, HP and Oracle faired less well among female employees, with less than 30% saying they are treated equally (via Forbes).
The report highlights that men currently hold 82% of leadership positions, on average, at Google, Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the industry’s biggest companies. Women who do get decent jobs in Silicon Valley are faced with “pervasive, systemic sexism”. Nearly 60% of women executives have been found to be on the receiving end of “unwanted sexual advances” in the workplace, out of which 65% said they received such advances from their superiors.
A whopping 90% reported having witnessed sexist behavior at company offsites or industry conferences. While women within the industry discuss the worst offenders amongst themselves, it can take a high-profile court case — like that of Ellen Pao and Kleiner Perkins — to expose the toxic goings-on inside individual companies.
Fairygodboss has collected data from over 20,000 user submissions in almost a year to rank tech companies where women feel they’re treated as equal to men employees.