Tech Informed: Changing Focus To Close The Tech Gender Gap

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From a tech recruiter’s perspective, raising the visibility of female tech workers at all levels and offering flexible work hours are some of the measures firms can take to counter tech gender gap writes Suzi Smith.

Article originally posted on Tech Informed, written by Suzi Smith

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Tech Informed: Changing Focus To Close The Tech Gender Gap

In a recent episode of our Matrix Work in Progress podcast, Cécile Bonnet, the managing director of Bright Network Technology Academy centred on a pressing issue in the tech world: the persistent gender gap.

Despite positive signs of change in recent years, the gap remains wide, and the journey towards gender parity in technology is far from over.

Bonnet cited research from the graduate training network’s forthcoming survey – due for release this September – that reveals women make up just 20% of accepted applications to computing degrees across the UK – representing an increase of just 2% since 2020.

Bright Network’s research reveals that over the past three years, we have observed a heartening trend: the number of females studying computing degrees is on the rise – perhaps unsurprising given how, with the rise of generative AI technology is now a visible part of our every day lives.

Tech Informed: Changing Focus To Close The Tech Gender Gap

Following this very insightful podcast discussion there is no doubt in my mind that closing the gender gap requires a concerted effort to attract, retain, and support female technologists. By focusing on diversity and inclusion, highlighting role models, and offering flexible working conditions, businesses can create an environment where female technologists thrive.

The journey towards gender parity in tech is ongoing, but with deliberate and sustained efforts, we can make significant strides. As a woman in the tech recruitment sector, I truly wish for a continued push for change to help build a tech industry that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable for all.

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Article originally posted on Tech Informed, on June 26th 2024.

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