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WITI and 451 Research Publish Research on How Gender Viewpoints Differ in the Workplace

While Workers are Highly Engaged in their Current Roles, the Level of Engagement Differs by Gender and Age

NEW YORK, NY, November 13, 2017 - As part of an ongoing partnership, WITI (Women in Technology International) and 451 Research conducted a joint survey to learn how gender viewpoints differ in the workplace. More than 1,900 respondents currently working in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)-related field touched on a variety of topics to better understand what factors have helped shape their careers and the challenges they face in the workplace. To better understand inclusiveness, the survey was sent to both women and men.

Key Findings Include

The report shows that both women and men are finding successful and rewarding careers in technology, but recent events playing out in the press demonstrate that there is still room for improvement. The findings show that there are distinct differences not only along gender lines, but by age and ethnic group as well. These factors impact professional success and career satisfaction in the workplace, and employers can benefit from being more aware of these distinctions.

"We partnered with WITI to understand where gender viewpoints differ in the workplace — with a focus on technical careers," said Melanie Posey, Research Vice President and General Manager, 451 Research. "The results reflect my own experience in the technology industry: you cannot sit idly by waiting for opportunities to happen — you have to make them. Continuous development of knowledge and expertise and cultivation of communities (both mentors and peers) are key elements of sustained career advancement and engagement."

"WITI is committed to partnering with companies that understand the business value of inclusiveness in the workforce and leveraging the strengths of men and women to positively impact their company," said Carolyn Leighton, Founder and Chairwoman, WITI. "This report helps us better recognize the importance of understanding the differences so all employees can be empowered to contribute their best."

Read the Full Report and View All Survey Data Here

About 451 Research

451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to over 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York City, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group. Learn More.

About WITI

Founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, WITI (Women in Technology International) is a leading worldwide authority on women in business and technology. For nearly 30 years, WITI has consistently been a clear voice advocating women’s contributions to the tech industry, inspiring them to pursue STEM careers and actively working with corporate partners to create a culture of equality. To learn more, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.