BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Version 2.0 Communications, a public relations and digital communications firm, today announced the latest installment in its infographic series with the addition of Women Mean Business: San Francisco. The infographic showcases the Bay Area's businesses with women leadership, including Learnvest, Code for America, Eventbrite, TaskRabbit and many more, as well as key resources that support women-led initiatives.
"As a women-led organization, Version 2.0 has always encouraged discussions focused on the realities of gender in the workplace," said Maura FitzGerald, partner and co-founder, Version 2.0 Communications. "While our research has high points, there is still a lot of work to be done, and we hope this will empower and inspire other women to know they have unique support out there to help them achieve their business goals."
Research from University of California Davis Graduate School of Management found that women in leadership positions grew from 9.6 percent in 2010 to 12.3 percent in 2015, and the number of female CEOs rose 21 percent over the last year (and 55 percent since 2006). While women in leadership positions have increased, female CEOs still only represent 4.3 percent of the CEO positions for the top 400 public companies in California.
Other interesting findings include:
- While more women than ever are CEOs of the Bay Area's largest public companies, women still hold just one in eight of the senior executive and director positions;
- Data from hiring platform Woo shows women in the Bay Area working as engineers, designers, developers and in other technical roles expect to earn 14 percent less than their male counterparts; and
- Only four percent of senior partners at venture capital firms are women.
In addition to details on top women funded companies and stats on progress towards gender equality, the “Advocacy, Association, Capital, Education and Media” section of the infographic is meant to help women find guidance, funding and mentorship. These organizations, which include Tech in Motion, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and Aspect Ventures, all provide unique services geared toward supporting women in business environments.
The San Francisco data follows two other infographics in the "Women Mean Business" series – Boston and New York. The findings from all three infographics show women have made strides when it comes to leadership positions, but there is room for improvement across the board.
"While the gap is slowly shrinking, women are less likely to get funding and sit on board seats, and they still make less than the men working the same jobs,” said Jean Serra, partner and co-founder, Version 2.0 Communications. “This series was designed to not only showcase the powerful women in the workplace across three important tech hubs – Boston, New York and San Francisco – but also provide a list of valuable resources that will empower more women to get funded, get promoted or acquire board seats."
To download the infographic, visit Version 2.0's highlights page.
About Version 2.0 Communications:
Version 2.0 Communications is a public relations and digital communications agency recognized as the smart choice for disruptors worldwide that must navigate a new era of communications to create or lead markets. Our skilled professionals leverage their years of experience, influencer relationships and innovative, creative and effective communications programs to achieve results that dominate in their markets. Version 2.0 works with a broad spectrum of clients from large consumer brands to professional services organizations and technology innovators. Our global reach allows us to design, manage and implement coordinated communications programs that are designed to deliver the greatest impact. For more information, visit http://www.v2comms.com/ and follow the company on Twitter @v2comms.