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hmm the 50% number comes from https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/PDF-134/Accenture-A4-GWC..., which seems to get the figure from a 2016 study (https://www.ncwit.org/sites/default/files/resources/womenint...), which seems to get it from a 2008 study performed by https://coqual.org/, which describes itself as a d&i thinktank. Also the reason cited for leaving appears to come from a later, different survey? Just skimmed all this but article seems kinda sketchy.



Another note from the study is that 50% of the women who left didn't leave tech, they left private tech companies and went to create a startup, become an independent worker or join a government agency.

And of the 50% who left tech 20% didn't get a job in a different field and instead just took time off, so just 40% of the women who left tech actually left the field for something else.

So if this applies to the 50% by 35, then it is actually just 20% of women who left tech by 35 in order to get a non-tech job. This aligns roughly with this quote: "Eighty percent of women in SET report “loving their work” (Hewlett, Sherbin, with Dieudonné, Fargnoli, & Fredman, 2014). "

From page 10 here: https://www.ncwit.org/sites/default/files/resources/womenint...




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