Coronavirus is hurting women in tech

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A survey of over 700 tech professionals conducted by software review company TrustRadius found women were more likely to be laid off and felt more pressure than men to be productive.

Why it matters: Women are already under-represented in the tech industry, which has been traditionally dominated by men.

By the numbers: Based on the survey of tech professionals by TrustRadius: At the same time, men also had it harder in some areas.

For example: The big picture: The survey reflects broader studies showing that women are more likely to be laid off than men across industries.

Boosting gender equality was a key theme at major tech conferences in 2019 where company executives pledged to train staff in unconscious bias, delete sex from CVs, have women on all shortlists and improve maternity rights.