As a professional woman who has worked in the technology sector for more than a decade, I am still astonished by the huge disparity between the number of male and female workers.
Despite the efforts of some of the biggest global technology brands, just 17 per cent of tech employees are women.
There are mountains of well-documented statistics that point to why attracting more females into the industry remains an uphill struggle. Worrying issues such as equal pay, was highlighted in a recent study by Mercer and showed around 78 per cent of large organisations admitted to having a gender pay gap in tech. Even research into the small proportion of women who work in the tech sector has underlined critical areas for improvement, from a lack of career progression for females to the segregation of women into clerical, non-technical or specialist roles.