In light of women’s history month, we thought we’d zero in on some interesting tidbits from our Mexico Tech Salaries Report 2023. The report dives into unique insights from Mexico’s tech ecosystem.
Like in the United States, tech is still largely a male-dominated domain, although women are making great progress in the entrepreneurial and tech spaces.
In the last few years, more women have ventured into the world of entrepreneurship in tech and become CEO’s, heads of companies, and developers and engineers such as Ginny Rometty (IBM CEO) or Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg.
By some accounts from the World Bank, women make up less than a third of the world’s workforce in technology-related fields. While this might not seem like a lot, it is certainly an improvement. According to LinkedIn, women make up about 34.4% of the workforce of some of the U.S. largest tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. In 2022, women made up about 28% of the tech industry workforce as a whole.
According to Deloitte Insights, the proportion of women in technical roles is improving in the U.S.
Women in Tech in Mexico
In Mexico, tech is still predominantly male. Our survey showed that 83.8% of respondents were male and 14.8 female. This is not far behind the U.S., which shows about 22% of all software engineers are women. The other 1.4% were non-binary or preferred not to say.
Since Mexico has highly encouraged STEM education among young people, the number of women in the tech labor force increased slowly from the past few years. In fact, about 21.6% of the women tech professionals that participated in our survey are either semi-senior, senior, or expert level.
Here is a list of some of Mexico’s leading women in tech and tech-related companies:
- Gloria Canales- who played a major role in Amazon’s launch in Mexico.
- Maria Teresa Arnal- The head of Stripe in LATAM.
- Francoise Lavertu- the director of Tesla in Mexico.
- Anasofia Sanchez Juarez- played a role in Facebook Mexico, worked with Google for six years, and helped launch YouTube in Mexico.
Source: Mexico Business News
Several initiatives throughout Mexico and Latin America, however, are working to encourage women to take on tech roles. For example, bootcamps such as Laboratoria, trained over 1,800 women as web developers and UX designers. The Laboratoria bootcamp has established several partnerships with several companies across Latin America.
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