2nd December 2014, Edinburgh - Harvey Nash Professional Recruitment UK and Ireland have launched their inaugural Women in Technology Survey, following a breakfast event in Edinburgh.
The survey was created to provide unique insights that will help industry, government and educational institutions address the issues that are causing a skills shortage in the UK and Ireland, with a specific focus on attracting more women to fill these gaps.
The key findings include:
- 55 per cent of respondents had a career outside of technology before, and only 29 per cent came to their technology role via a traditional education route
- Equal pay is a hot issue with 42 per cent citing this as a key challenge to attracting women to the technology sector
- 63 per cent think technology roles should be marketed better so that women are more aware of the breadth of roles available
The launch event, which took place on 28th November in Edinburgh, featured a strong panel of: Heidi Roizen, a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Educator; Anne Moises, CIO at The Scottish Government; Jacqueline Steed, CDO at Student Loans Company; Leah Hutcheon, CEO of Appointedd; and Sharon Moore of IBM.
To download a copy of the report, please click here.
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About the research:
The Harvey Nash Women in Technology Survey 2014 collected data between 31st March and 26th May 2014 and represents the views of 1,674 female technologists from across the UK and Ireland. These women work in a range of roles from Support to Development, in junior to C-Level positions, across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Media Relations contacts:
Marketing and Digital, Harvey Nash plc
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About Harvey Nash Women in Technology
Harvey Nash Women in Technology's mission is to help encourage more women to consider careers in technology while helping those who work in the industry to progress their career. We want to make sure IT and Technology jobs are marketed effectively to a wide audience while helping women make the best education and career choices possible. Find out more at http://www.harveynash.com/womenintechnology