Recruiting women in technology. What’s going so wrong?

 

Why does it even matter?

It is a known fact that there is a huge gender gap in the technology industry with only 6% of technology workers female. But why does it matter? Who even cares? I think that women should care. The digital sector contributed £97billion to the 2015 UK economy. This increased digital jobs by 85,000 now totalling an estimated 1.64 million. With automation and augmentation having consequential impacts on the future of jobs, can women afford not to adapt their skill set in the fear of being left behind of technology’s social shaping?

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