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The UK tech industry’s woeful gender equality in five charts

The UK tech industry has made great strides in improving female representation in the workforce, providing better funding opportunities for women, and reducing the gender pay gap. But for all the progress in recent years, the data doesn’t lie – and it shows there is still a long way to go.

Achieving gender parity in tech isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ for businesses. Studies repeatedly show that companies with a better gender balance are more successful. The broader opportunity cost of excluding half the population is also stark. A recent report by Code First Girls and Natwest highlighted that if the UK were to achieve gender parity in tech, it could add an additional £2.6bn to the country’s economy.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual chance for the industry to take stock and evaluate the progress – or lack of it – in promoting gender equality in the traditionally male-dominated sector....