At this point, it’s crystal-clear that tech has a diversity problem.
RJMetrics used the Meetup data of major tech groups across the country and found that women make up 29% of the tech community overall. In Las Vegas, however, 64.81% of people attending tech meetups were women. It was the only city that had a female majority.
What’s so great about Sin City?
RJMetrics points out that Nevada ranks highest in the nation for gender paycheck equality. Las Vegas has also has a female mayor, Carolyn Goodman. Only 18.4% of U.S. cities with populations over 30,000 do.
Another part of the reason for the higher-than-average percentage could be because the city’s tech scene is just growing generally. Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh has invested $350 million into a grand plan to revitalize downtown Las Vegas into the perfect startup hub.
Check out the rest of the study here.