It’s not a secret that women are underrepresented in the UK tech sector, and the pace of change is slow. In 2017 the UK Government’s Digital Strategy estimated that just 17% of people who work in the tech sector and only 9.5% of students taking computer science A level courses are female. Yet women make up almost half of the workforce. A 2019 report from WISE put the number at 16%. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted even more differences between genders: 65.1% of BAME women reported anxiety as a result of having to go out to work during the pandemic, while 41.0% of them reported working more than they did before the pandemic.
The Tech Talent Charter (TTC), a non-profit organization with the mission of addressing the inequality in the UK tech sector,