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Female tech staff ‘in decline’ in the UK

Female tech staff ‘in decline’ in the UK

  The UK faces a worsening gender gap in its flourishing IT industry, according to a new study. The Women in IT scorecard looked at gender trends from secondary education through to the work place. It indicates women account for just 16% of the UK IT workforce. Read more here

An Open Letter on Feminism In Tech

An Open Letter on Feminism In Tech

This open letter published by the editors of Model View Culture – a website that publishes the original work of technologists, activists, writers, educators and artists.  Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter from a group of women technologists and leaders, writing together to address the tech community: Divya Manian, Jessica Dillon, Sabrina Majeed,(…)

Worrying Demographics of Women in Technology

Worrying Demographics of Women in Technology

The following statistics from the Women’s Engineering Society show a worrying picture for women working in technology and the future of the UK. Only 6% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female (1) Only 5.5% of engineering professionals are female and only 27% of engineering and science technicians are female (2) Only 5.3%(…)

Why are so few women working in technology?

Why are so few women working in technology?

Why is it that, while women make up 49% of the UK labour force, they account for just 17% of IT and telecom professionals? What’s more, the promotion and visibility of Marissa Mayer, the recently promoted Yahoo chief executive, and Sheryl Sandberg, the number two at Facebook, comes as the number of women in the(…)