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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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