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Why are we doing this?
It’s no secret that men outnumber women in the tech industry. Silicon Valley has been the subject of dozens of recent studies on the fact that there are far fewer female computer scientists, engineers, and software developers than there are male. Indeed, according to recent figures released by tech giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook, women make up around just 16% of the engineering workforce in the technology industry. The gap is even larger when you look at Open Source, with women making up just 6% of users on GitHub.
At Toptal, we know that it makes zero difference what gender you are. We’re a 100% remote company, and we’ve never kept track of gender in our database. There have always been women in our network, and there always will be. However, study after study in the tech industry has shown that achieving greater gender diversity isn’t about ignoring diversity, it’s about actively welcoming it.
Some of the best engineers at Toptal are female.
This isn’t just diversity for its own sake. There are just as many profoundly talented and intelligent women in the world as there are men, and some of the best engineers at Toptal are female. However, if we lack equal female representation on our engineering teams, that means our teams are not as strong as they can be.
And that’s not something we’re ok with. We will all benefit from having more talented women on our teams and in our network.
Toptal is home to some of the world’s most intelligent and talented computer scientists, developers, and software engineers. Toptal’s network includes professional engineers across 93+ countries, with expertise spanning countless industries and interests.
With close guidance from our community, focused training, and financial support, we believe we can empower women aspiring to become top professional software engineers.