by Amba Wilkes
The current stats for women working in tech careers aren’t the most optimistic. Only 31 percent of UK tech jobs are held by women while just five percent of females hold leadership positions in the technology industry.
Research has shown that the gender gap begins all the way back in school and continues through to A-Levels, university and career choices. A lack of female role models is reinforcing the perception that a technology career isn’t for women, and some are even being put off a career in tech due to the industry being heavily dominated by males. It’s a cycle that needs to be broken.
digital is at the heart of the revolution.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Tech is more important than ever before, and we have confidence that inclusion will continue to grow. For now, there’s still a huge gender gap when it comes to tech careers and it’s time to close that gap.
As technology organisations, we have a responsibility to inspire. Technology is a force for good and will only benefit from a better balance of each gender so let's celebrate the positives - our people.
celebrating our people.
Women make up 38 percent of our people, with five percent of these roles being in leadership. 46 percent of women have been in their role for over a year and their impressive expertise spans the full agency including:
- ecommerce consultancy
- delivery team leader
- front end developer
- qa analyst
- ux analyst
- traffic manager
- account management
- project management
- business development
So, how can we help spread the word? Are women not considering a career in tech as they aren’t given enough insight into the vast opportunities available to them and what these roles are really like?
We’ve been chatting to the women who work at Statement. Read what they had to say to find out invaluable insight into how these individuals found their way into a career in tech, what they have to say about tech being a male-dominated industry and first-hand advice on how you can land the career you’ve always wanted.
- claire taylor – client services director
- lucy old – junior front-end developer
- maria real – project manager
- rebecca holmes – ux analyst
- priti jain – qa tester
- sarah tyas – traffic manager
- hollie tansey – project manager
- hannah maddock – senior project manager
- catherine donnelly – project manager
- jane dixon - ux analyst
Half of females agree that feeling like the work they do makes the world a better place is one of the most important factors when deciding their future career.
Could your tech career be waiting for you? Take a look at our current vacancies or get in touch to find out what opportunities await you.