Monday, February 27, 2017

Finding new ways to bring women into hi-tech field - Manchester Evening News

by LUCY ROUE-MEN
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Publisher: ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk 

According to Manchester Digital’s latest skills audit the gender gap in the north’s technology sector is continuing to widen. Lucy Roue speaks to three women about the barriers to diversity and how they are trying to work against them.

The gender gap in the North’s digital technology sector is continuing to widen, with workforces split 72:28 male to female, compared with a 60:40 split last year, according to the results of Manchester Digital’s annual digital skills audit.

The disparity is even more prevalent when it comes to technical roles, where the male to female split sits at 88:12, up from 70:30 last year.


In addition, over half of businesses surveyed said their tech teams are all male.

Manchester Digital responded to the report by saying: “Diversity, both gender and ethnicity is a huge problem in our industry.