"The layoffs at X (formerly Twitter) came at the beginning of what has been a slew of layoffs across the Tech industry. So far in 2023, there have been 1,532 company layoffs, with 350,961 people impacted, averaging 1,376 people per day. The job losses have skewed unfavorably towards women. Per data by Axios, it is estimated that 45% of the tech employees laid off between October 2022 and June 2023 were women. While seemingly a fair number, not when you consider that women make up only 27% of the tech workforce to begin with."

My theory (based on pure observations, and some quantitative data) is that a lot of the layoffs are happening primarily in "support" functions eg. Human Resources, Customer Support/Service, Account Management etc. an these roles are for the most part filled by women... versus technical/engineering etc. which are mostly done by men.
These are certainly interesting statistics. With this knowledge,These are certainly interesting statistics. With this knowledge what can women do about this?
I saw some of those same numbers and did some digging myself. I was also one of the women in a Technical Program Management role that got laid. @iynna is correct absolutely. Only a few of the core engineering team which were all male were retained. In fact the few female and LGBTQ+ engineers we did have were also laid off. I have written a littlle about my layoff story and the female stats here -
that's fascinating! thanks for sharing your piece too!