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The Office of National Statistics’ latest figures say that women now comprise 31% of the tech sector workforce. While this might seem like a positive — it’s a significant proportion of a male-dominated sector — progress has been slow. 

Indeed, since the ONS started collecting figures in 1997, there hasn’t been any progress at all. From a high point of nearly 35%, the proportion of women working in tech declined to a low point of 27% in 2010. The tech boom, it seems, was not accompanied by a boom in equal employment practices.

And even if the progress of the last ten years continues, it will take nearly 50 years to reach equality. There is clearly much more to be done....