Connecting, supporting and preparing women of all ages for careers in technology.

We are a rapidly growing organization of over 3,000 Charleston Women in Technology.

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Our Impact

“Going from being a stay at home mom of seven years to a single mom in the tech industry seemed an impossible feat at first. But time and time again, I would show up to CHSWIT events and see women rising up to meet the demands of the industry, breaking into the world of development, and taking ownership of the space. These events and the women I’ve connected with through them helped me to feel empowered to keep pushing through during challenging times when it would have been easy to give up on my own. They bolstered me not to accept the voices from my past that said I was not smart enough, not good enough to make it in the industry. And after nearly three years in the industry, CHSWIT continues to inspire me to strive to be a better developer, a better woman, a better person in tech and in the community.”

- Erin Winstanley, Full Stack Developer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Women in technology, by the numbers

19 percent

Computer science research jobs will grow 19% by 2026. Yet, women earn only 18% of computer science bachelor's degrees in the U.S.

91 percent

Women in tech say they are satisfied with their jobs — but they often face a different set of challenges than their male counterparts.

Source: Skillsoft
1 in 5

C-suite executives is a woman. 1 in 25 C-suite executives is a woman of color.

36 percent

38 % of women say that one of the challenges they face pertains to work/life balance

Source: Skillsoft
41 percent

In tech, the quit rate is more than twice as high for women 41% as it is for men 17%.

Source: NCWIT
66 percent

Women in tech also tended to undervalue their market worth, asking for less pay 66% of the time, and would often ask for 6% less salary than their male counterparts.

Source: Forbes

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