Tech's diversity push - is it making a difference for interns?
Internships remain a popular route into the tech industry. But male-dominated screening panels and gender-biased questions make it tough for women to land that all-important internship
Any one of us could probably recall a depressing “women in tech” headline. Wise (Women in Science and Engineering) says that 23% of the people working in Stem roles in the UK are female, while PwC states that just 5% of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women. In a sample of 1,000 US consumers by LivePerson, a US software company, only 8.3% could name a famous woman in tech; that fell to just 4% when LivePerson discounted any responses naming Siri or Alexa.
However things are changing for women in tech, says Anna Brailsford, CEO at Code First: Girls, which works with companies and women to increase the numbers of women in tech. “Many established companies have made bold commitments to hiring a more balanced workforce,” she says. “Some have gone as far as committing to a 50:50 split.”Continue reading...