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Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Open Source Communities: Turning Insights into Action

Author: 
Nicole Huesman

A diverse and inclusive environment can only make a community better. The idea of strong community support based on open dialogue is an underlying principle of all open source projects, and open source communities that invite a diversity of ideas, experiences, and talent are essential to building the smart, connected world around us.

This new report studies female participation in both OpenStack leadership and governance, alongside technical projects, focusing on females who hold roles on the OpenStack Board of Directors, the Technical and User Committees, and the Working Groups, as well as serve as OpenStack Ambassadors, Project Team Leads (PTL), and OpenStack Foundation Officers. What’s great to see in the research is that the number of women in OpenStack leadership and governance well exceeds that of women in the broader technology industry. Women accounted for a quarter of OpenStack Foundation officers, 20 percent of the User Committee, 18 percent of OpenStack Ambassadors, and nearly 17 percent of the Board of Directors and Working Groups, compared with 5 percent of leadership positions across the tech industry. However, this number lags when considering the number of women in technical leadership, with only 5 percent of PTL roles occupied by females, and no female members on the Technical Committee.

To read the full report click here.

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