New researches are coming out on a regular basis showing that the gender gap is rampant in tech: it’s a fact.

According to 2019’s Silicon Valley Bank Startup Outlook Survey, which looked at tech and healthcare #founders and #executives in the US, the UK, China, and Canada, only 56% of startups had a single woman in an executive role and just 40% had a woman on the board of directors.

At the same time, this is something many startups say they want to change: 6 in 10 had programs to increase women in leadership.

But why is the status quo so hard to change?

According to this article, many companies are failing at the #recruiters level, failing to present women in positions of power: “Candidates are trying to picture themselves at your company,” says Alison Wynn, research associate at Stanford‘s VMware Women‘s Leadership Innovation Lab. “So make sure they can envision themselves being happy, respected, and successful.”

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