Manchester is one of the fastest growing tech hubs in Europe. From startups to blue chips, our region is thriving. However, some people feel that more than others. Only 19% of tech workers in the UK are female. There’s a big gender pay gap too. We want to do what we can to help change that, to make the North West the best place for women to work in tech.
A lot has been done, but there’s more to do to make sure we are doing everything we can. We’ve spoken to a diverse cross-section of women working across tech-focused roles in our region to discuss their experiences and recommendations on ways to improve female representation at all levels.
Last year we launched the TalkTalk North West Women in Tech awards – celebrating the truly inspiring work being done by women across the region. Our second awards will take place this November – continuing to shine a light on this amazing talent.
We’ll continue this work and these conversations and will forge new relationships throughout 2022. And beyond.