Last week I asked our connections across the world of tech, those out in the field working everyday as hands-on “techies” or as technical and engineering leaders to participate in our poll: What is your outlook on women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers?

We are often asked about this issue here at Noddleplace and will be quoted in an article on this topic soon. Experts and career trends watchers all seem to agree that women are coming along when it comes to their presence and status in STEM careers but are still a ways behind and have many barriers to climb.

Our unscientific poll has so far shown that the perception among people actually in tech is that women have an equal chance to men (according to 45% of all poll takers at the time of this writing). Another 25% of poll takers think women have a leg up over their male counterparts.

That means 70% of all poll takers think women are doing as well or better than men when it comes to their tech careers.

What do you think? Do you concur with the experts that despite some strides, women are still facing an uphill climb in these careers, or do you concur with the hundreds of poll takers we have had so far who say women do have an equal shot or better in today’s market?

Chime in and let us know!