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What does 2016 Look Like for UK Women in Tech?

November 04, 2016

Sophie Harrison

Programmes and initiatives abound, but there is more fundamental change needed

On the subject of diversity in tech, it’s likely that more words have been written than problems solved; more issues discussed than initiatives put into action. The awareness of women’s less-than-ideal reality within the industry may have never been as high, but change continues to be achingly slow.

There is good news. Increasingly, the correlation between workforce diversity and rate of growth is becoming apparent, with 53% of 263 respondents to Tech London Advocates 2016 digital survey saying they believed this to be true (compared to just 8.92% who didn’t, 37.09% unsure). Despite this however, 60% of respondents admitted to not working with external initiatives to increase diversity.

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