It seems our fair city doesn’t do that well with women in tech whether they are employees or entrepreneurs on a global scale either.
Compiled by Leon Markovitz at Dadaviz, this above chart based on data from the Compass Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking report shows Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley again snagging the top three spots for the best tech scenes for women overall, taking into account both entrepreneurship and working for another tech company.
Seattle ranks last in the chart at No. 20 with about 8 percent of our entrepreneurs being women and 26 percent as employees. No. 1 Chicago has at least 30 percent of its startup scene’s entrepreneurs being women, and 26-27 percent representing as tech employees.
And while, yes, we do have a greater percentage of tech women employees than in Moscow or Amsterdam, our startup scene hurts our overall ranking.
Last week, Statista crunched the numbers from the same report and made a cool chart of the top cities for women entrepreneurs. Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley were the top three, with Seattle not even cracking the top 10 on that chart.
Why does Seattle appear to be such a challenging tech ecosystem for women? By all means, please comment below.