A new report from Microsoft reveals that women only represent 28% of their tech employees. And other tech companies have the same ratio problem.

So what can tech companies do to keep women from leaving?

First of all, they need to recognize that women have ambition. Indeed, a study by Bain and Co (2014) reported that 43% of women aspire to top management in the first two years of their positions, compared with 34% of men in entry level positions.

Women need to feel recognized and the company culture needs to change accordingly to make them feel empowered.

Companies must also track the progress of women from the time they are first employed to determine what barriers might exist that can potentially undermine their career trajectory.

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