Silicon Valley “War on Women”

80% of Silicon Valley 150 companies had only one woman director or none at all.


And we’re not just talking about four-person startups; the average number of employees in these 150 companies is 8,500. Comparatively, 98% of companies in the S&P 100 — which average 170,000 employees each — had at least one female director, and almost 70% had between two and three.



… and recent data suggesting that despite the prevalence of coding programs aimed at girls and women, only 12.9% of Silicon Valley engineers are women.
~ How Far Behind Silicon Valley Is On Gender Equality  by Lydia Dallett, Business Insider.

See also:

  • List of 200 highest-paid CEOs contains only 10 women
  • U. S. Labor Force Structured by Occupation, Race, Gender and Education
  • “Silicon Valley of India” is Located in California


    Data sources: Census Bureau; San Jose Mercury News.


    The percentage of Asian tech workers grew from 39 percent in 2000 to just more than 50 percent in 2010 ….  At the same time, white workers saw their more than 50 percent majority of tech jobs in 2000 fall to nearly 41 percent …  African-American and Hispanic tech workers each saw slight decreases: Positions held by African-American tech workers fell from 2.8 percent to 2.3 percent; those held by Hispanic workers dropped from 4.6 percent to 4.2 percent.

     By Dan Nakaso, San Jose Mercury News

    Year Asian White Hispanic Black Other
    2010 50.1 40.7 4.2 2.3 2.7
    2000 38.7 50.9 4.6 2.8 3

    Data sources:   Census Bureau; San Jose Mercury News.


    Where is located the Silicon Valley of India?

    Some people  suggest that  the Silicon Valley of India is a nickname of the Indian city of Bangalore. That’s correct but not substantially, because main part of India’s Silicon Valley located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Of the total number of engineers and scientists in the [San Francisco Bay Area] valley, 28 percent comes from India, up from 20 percent a decade ago  (Statistics offer glimpses into how Silicon Valley lives. By Scott Herhold, San Jose Mercury News. 02/23/2010).

    Three years later  the following  – more detailed comparison – data were published:

    SourceHow Indians defied gravity and achieved success in Silicon Valley by Neesha Bapat, October 15, 2012

    The process of transforming San Francisco Bay Area to the India’s Silicon Valley will continue for lot of different reasons including the following – significantly more English speaking IT engineers graduates in the India than in any other countries:

    Four-Year Bachelor’s Degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology Awarded from 1999 to 2004 in the United States vs. India,

      1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005
    United States 108,750 114,241 121,263 134,406 137,437 133,854
    India 82,107 109,376 129,000 139,000 170,000

    Indians have founded more engineering and technology companies [in US] during that past decade than immigrants from Britain, China, Taiwan, and Japan combined.  

    Source: Where the Engineers Are. By Vivek Wadhwa, Gary Gereffi, Ben Rissing, Ryan Ong. University of Texas at Dallas

    Indian Government aims to create 28 Million Jobs In Electronics By 2020. For comparison, there are a total of 5.75 million workers in the U.S. high-tech industry.   ( U.S. High-Tech Jobs Down Again in 2010  By Brian Heaton, October 5, 2011)  

    US ends India tech restrictions. Wharton Aerospace & Defense Report, February 04, 2011


    See also: U. S. Labor Force Structured by Race and Gender