We know the tech industry is still a largely male-dominated space, but exactly how big is the gap between men and women in technical roles?

Thanks to this Google spreadsheet created by Tracey Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, there’s now tangible data on the percentage of female engineers at 84 different tech companies such as Snapchat, Hootsuite or Foursquare. Within the surveyed companies, female engineers only make up 15% of total development teams. Still, that number’s bound to rise as more women are expressing interest in updating their technical skill.

Hong Kong-based Karen Farzam and Michelle Sun are two female coders at the forefront of this change. As tech entrepreneurs and the co-founders of Women Who Code HK, these women are exemplary of how far a passion for continuous learning can take you.

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Iris Leung

Iris Leung is a Hong Kong-based writer covering local tech entrepreneurship and ecosystem news. Before moving to Asia to pursue a Masters in Journalism degree, Iris wrote about tech startups and innovation...