As we sign up to the Tech Talent Charter supporting equality in the workforce we ask the question: how can we encourage more women into the technology sector?
With International Women’s Day just behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on one of the key issues it highlights in the world of technology – the lack of female talent within it. According to Women in Tech only 17% of those working in tech in the UK are women.
Other research has shown just 16% of Facebook’s tech staff and 18% of Google’s were women. Technology is the world’s third-largest economy but women remain underrepresented in all areas, especially senior leadership roles.