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Tackling the gender imbalance — why tech must lead the way


UKTN regular columnist Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates, discusses the gender pay gap and how the tech industry can lead the way to eradicate it. 

The #MeToo movement, Sir Philip Green, Brett Kavanaugh’s US Supreme Court nomination hearing — the global conversation on gender equality is reaching an all-time high. In the midst of it all, one number stands above the rest in the UK— 18.4%. As of June 2018, that is where the gender pay gap stands in this country.

This year, Equal Pay Day — the day women effectively stop earning relative to men until the end of the year — fell on 10th November. It is the strongest representation of the substantial gender pay gap that exists, and is symbolic of the wider gender inequality that remains deeply-engrained....