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Over 40% of women in tech say they’ve been harassed by a boss or investor, according to new report

Thursday, December 17, 2020

"More than three years after the #MeToo hashtag sparked conversations about sexual harassment in the workplace, more than 40% of women who are tech employees or founders say they’ve recently experienced harassment from a boss or an investor, according to a report from Women Who Tech.

The organization, which includes a network of women-led startups, investors and allies working to increase diversity and funding in the tech space, found that many women in the tech industry are still faced with toxic work cultures that impact their experiences as employees and founders.

In its survey of more than 1,000 tech founders, employees and investors, Women Who Tech found that 48% of women who are tech employees today have experienced harassment at work, with 42% saying the harassment was perpetuated by a supervisor. Of those harassed, 43% said the harassment was sexual, with some even saying they were propositioned for sex in exchange for a promotion."

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