By Jessica ScottA few years ago, there were fewer than two dozen women in the United States of America’s technology industry, and only four of them were women in leadership roles.
The story was the same everywhere else.
Today, there are more than twice as many women than men in the technology industry and more than one-third of the senior tech executives in the US are women.
What’s behind the increase in women in technology?
There are a few reasons.
First, the rise in tech jobs is largely driven by women.
The percentage of female employees in the tech industry has increased by over 50 percent over the past five years, to a record high of nearly 37 percent.
In the US, more than half of tech jobs are held by women and women make up a larger share of tech employees than men.
Second, women have more autonomy in their careers than their male counterparts.
In 2014, more women than ever were working in tech roles and a third of them had leadership roles in their organizations.
Third, more of the female engineers at companies are graduating from college, making it easier for them to enter the workplace, and having more access to job opportunities.
And fourth, more young women are pursuing careers in tech.
These are just a few of the reasons why more women are entering the tech workforce.
These are not just anecdotal observations.
In 2016, there was an uptick in women at Google.
A group of women from Google had their own story to tell about how the tech company is changing their lives.
Jennifer Buell, a Google engineer who graduated from Stanford University, has a passion for technology, and she wants to make it her career.
She’s been working in the software engineering team for the past six years, and her first job in tech was in 2014.
“I had a ton of experience working in engineering at Google, but I wanted to see if I could get a job there,” she said.
She was offered a job at Google in a tech support position, and since then she has been a part of a team that has built Google Maps, built Google Buzz, built a self-driving car, and developed a video-sharing app.
She also is one of the lead designers of Google Home, which is now one of Google’s most successful products.
Buell said she was drawn to the company because it offered opportunities for advancement.
She believes that, because Google is a company that is not afraid to make changes, women can expect to be in positions of power.
“There are lots of ways to succeed, and a lot of ways not to succeed,” she told the BBC.
She was also surprised by how much diversity there is in the company.
The diversity of the tech team is about 90 percent women, and the diversity of leadership is about 70 percent women.
A female engineer at Google said that Google is not looking to replace women with men in any of the roles, but rather to create more women.
“We don’t want to replace the people who are already here with people who might be better suited for the position, but the people that are there, they’re great,” she explained.
Buerll is a big fan of the idea of creating an inclusive tech environment for women.
She says that it was a good way to learn how to work with people of different backgrounds, and that she felt a sense of empowerment in working with a team of people with diverse backgrounds.
As Bueell looks to move into more senior tech roles, she’s also taking more ownership in her career and is making sure that she is treated with respect.
She is not just doing the grunt work, but she is taking responsibility for what goes on.
I’m not going to be treated like a slave, she said, and I’m not worried about what happens if I do anything wrong.
But there are still plenty of women who are in leadership positions in the field of tech.
One example is Gina DeJesus, who was an engineer on Google’s Android team for four years and then led a team at Google that built a virtual reality headset called Project Alloy.
DeJesus was the first woman to lead a virtual experience at Google and was one of two women to lead the team that built the headset.
There are also a few other examples of women in senior roles in tech that have come under fire in the past few years.
In 2015, two female engineers, Megan Bell and Laura Krieger, were accused of sexual harassment in an internal Google report.
The two were later fired.
Last month, a woman at Google was accused of sexually harassing a former colleague, Marielene Carrasco, after she complained to her supervisor that she had been sexually harassed.
Carraso said she had worked for Google for over two years, but had never felt unwelcome