The tech sector of the US economy makes up 7.1% of the country’s gross domestic product. However, U.S. colleges aren’t keeping up the job growth in tech. Women are particularly underrepresented, with women earning just 18% of computer science degrees today versus 37% 20 years ago. In addition, the highest-paying tech jobs in NY are overwhelmingly held by men (80%), while women hold the majority (60%) of low-paying tech jobs. To address the shortfall in technical workers, it is critical to engage women as they are half the workforce.