As part of International Women’s Day and our ongoing commitment to promoting and representing Women in Technology, we have partnered with Greater Manchester Business Week to showcase the women in Greater Manchester who are leading the way, blazing a trail and putting Greater Manchester’s technology sector on the map.
It’s an exciting and rapidly evolving industry that is urgently in need of more diverse talent, yet just 17 per cent of UK tech workers are female.
In a bid to bridge the gender gap, the Tech Talent Charter was created last year, expressly to encourage diversity in the digital industry. Signatory companies have committed to including women on interview shortlists, among other wide-ranging measures.
Yet a recent Tech City UK report –based on a poll of 1,000 young people and 80,000 Reddit posts – reveals that only 13 per cent of females have a desire to work in the sector.
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