Transforming tech: how can UK firms collaborate to improve diversity in the sector?
The technology sector has continued to be earmarked as key part of Britain’s economic growth by successive governments, and as an integral part of Britain’s recovery from Covid-19.
The vice chancellor Rishi Sunak recently announced a £375 million fund that will see the government invest in fast-growing UK tech start-ups.
However, participation in the tech sector is not being distributed evenly. Though close to 50 per cent of Britain’s workforce are women, they occupy only 19 per cent of tech roles according to research by TechNation.
In addition, only 19 per cent of tech workers are from a working-class background compared to 33.3 per cent of the nationwide population.
To delve further into these topics and their root causes, as well as some possible solutions to this dilemma Will McCurdy, Content Editor, National Technology News was joined by Debbie Forster, MBE CEO, Tech Talent Charter.