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UK tech gender pay gap: What’s the solution?

The topic of equality in the workplace is hotter than ever, with recent research by recruitment firm Hired noting women in the UK tech sector earn 9% less than their male counterparts.

But what’s the solution? Should companies go down the route of blind recruitment – where gender markers are removed from candidates’ CVs – or is government intervention and regulation required to combat the widening digital skills gap?

Here’s what some members of the UK’s technology sector had to say.

A collaborative effort

Annie Moss-Quate, founder of Leeds-based She Does Digital, told Tech City News: “Women are making a huge contribution to the tech industry, so it is important that companies address and tackle the gender pay gap to ensure that it is beneficial for women currently working in the sector and encourages more to join.”...