Women in Political Tech

Our study provides the first-ever in-depth look at

women’s experiences in political tech on presidential campaigns from 2004-2016.

We asked how working at the intersection of two male-dominated fields impacts female participants?

We found that of 995 political tech staffers:

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What is Political Tech?

 

The field of political technology includes four rapidly growing areas of campaigns:

 

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Technology

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Digital Media

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Data & Analytics

Where are the Women in Leadership?

 

From 2004-2016, for every one female who served in a director-level or higher role...

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...nearly three males have done the same.

 

The Boys’ Club + Bro Culture?

We spoke with forty-five women from twelve different presidential campaigns

during the 2008, 2012, and 2016 cycles — they had a lot to say.

 

 
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“It is so male-dominated and that’s just the culture, and so they get away with a lot. They’re buddies with so and so, and there is that like boys’ club mentality.”

Want More Details? 

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Access the first systematic study of the hiring patterns and experiences of

women working in the domain of political tech across four presidential election cycles (2004-2016).

THE GUIDES

BRIDGING THE GAP + EMPOWERING FEMALES

 

You might be asking yourself, what now? How do I navigate the political tech world?

We asked our interviewees what advice they have for women.

We've compiled a series of guides on how to navigate some of the most common issues in the field.

 

“I mean not everything is a revolution. Sometimes it’s just doing what you can to help the other women around you.”