As per Smart Asset, "SmartAsset says “Compared to other big cities across the country, New Orleans appears to be one of the ones with a better environment for female tech workers. Women and men in mathematical and computer occupations earn about the same amount of money. And women fill about 35% of those positions. The number of tech jobs (math and computer-related positions) in New Orleans grew by about 32% between 2012 and 2015. That’s the largest four-year change in tech employment growth in our study.”See https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-cities-women-in-tech-2017
There are many reasons that New Orleans has soared recently in technology, particularly after Hurricane Katrina. There is the remaking of the city, encouraging young entrepreneurs to live in a community with wonderful ambiance. There is also the digital media law, passed months prior to Katrina, and expanded a half-decade later to encourage jobs and business in the State of Louisiana.
Above is a video playlist concerning this law and its evolution in the state and in New Orleans.