Why the tech industry must embrace Shared Parental Leave if it is to tackle the gender pay gap
The tech industry, which suffers already from a low representation of women (who make up just 17 per cent of the UK tech sector), will fail to bear witness to the benefits of having women as a significant part of its workforce unless substantial movement is made to create a workplace that is more friendly towards women.
It is nearly 50 years since the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, yet the gender pay gap persists.
The UK tech industry is no better than other traditionally male-dominated industries, with Mercer reporting that men in high-tech companies earn 25 per cent more than women, compared to the gap in the UK overall of 18 per cent…
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