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U.K. Tech Sector Gender Gap Could Take 'Nearly 300 Years' to Close Without Intervention

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BCS’ annual Diversity Report found that between 2018 and 2021, the proportion of female tech workers in the U.K. increased from 16% to just 20%.

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At the U.K.’s BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, researchers found it could take as long as 283 years for that nation’s tech industry to close the gender gap, based on current workforce trends.

BCS's annual Diversity Report revealed an increase in female U.K. tech workers from 16% in 2018 to just 20% in 2021.

Said BCS's Julia Adamson, "A massive pool of talent and creativity is being overlooked when it could benefit employers and the economy. Having greater diversity means that what is produced is more relevant to, and representative of, society at large."

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