Booking.com Research Reveals that Women in Tech Are Committed to Staying in the Industry, and Are Taking the Lead on Achieving Gender Parity

Booking.com Research Reveals that Women in Tech Are Committed to Staying in the Industry, and Are Taking the Lead on Achieving Gender Parity

PR Newswire

AMSTERDAM, November 6, 2018

AMSTERDAM, November 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

New global research from Booking.com, digital e-commerce and technology leader, reveals that more than four in five women (83%) working in the tech industry globally say that they intend to remain in tech for the next five to ten years. Beyond their own commitment, women in tech are passionate about encouraging new entrants to join the sector, with nine in ten (89%) female professionals agreeing that they would recommend a career in the industry to high school and undergraduate students.    

Women globally say that women working in tech have an opportunity to improve gender diversity themselves, including by sharing their experiences of the tech industry with other women (46%) and becoming a mentor to them (44%). However, they also believe tech companies have an obligation to invest further in initiatives to support them, with 51% calling for hiring practices designed to attract a more diverse workforce. Only the same percentage expects to see this change within the next five years, suggesting that companies should move faster in effecting change.

Read the full release here: https://globalnews.booking.com/more-than-four-in-five-women-in-tech-globally-intend-to-stay-in-the-industry-and-are-taking-the-lead-towards-achieving-gender-parity/

About Booking.com:

Booking.com connects travelers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer 29M+ total reported listings, including 5.7M+ listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay and cover more than 141,000 destinations in 230 countries and territories worldwide. Each day, 1.5M+ room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether travelling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal accommodation quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in 43 languages, any time of the day or night.

Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com™, and is part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and visit our global media room.

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