For the fourth year in a row, SmartAsset’s annual study on the best cities for women in tech has ranked Kansas City as #2 right behind Washington, D.C., that’s exciting news! This annual study focuses on data from four different factors; gender pay gap, income after housing costs, women’s representation in the workforce, and percent growth in employment.
Let’s take a look at some key factors that make Kansas City one of the best cities for women in tech.
- From 2013 to 2016, the number of tech jobs in Kansas City grew by 16%.
- Women in Kansas City take home $57,386 annually after housing costs.
- On average, women with tech occupations in Kansas City earn 2% more than men.
Women have made a huge impact on technology since the days of Admiral Grace Hopper and Mary Jackson. For example, Kansas City Women in Technology is a local organization that connects women in the technology through hosting programs like TechTalks, Coding & Cocktails, and CoderDojoKC – a program devoted to providing free and open learning to young people.
As a company that strives to empower women and minority owned businesses, we are proud to have had the opportunity to work with women-owned businesses such as Back40 Trash, MCK Brands, and look forward to continuing to serve women-owned businesses to help push Kansas City to the #1 city for women in technology. Thanks for reading!