The Women in Tech Employer Awards 2020 have been launched by the team at WomenInTech.co.uk. They are looking for dedicated employers who are helping to narrow the gender gap in the tech sector. These awards will aim to put a spotlight on those businesses and employers who are doing right by women in tech and encouraging them to thrive.[continue reading…]
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The gender pay gap has been in the spotlight recently, with the government actually taking action to start tackling the issue. Companies with the more than 250 employees have to report on how much they are paying their staff. Although this only focused on bigger businesses, small business should also start looking at the gender pay gap at their firm. A positive finding was that UK Fast, a hosting firm, had the mean gender pay gap which was just 0.9%.
The problem with the lack of diversity in the life sciences industry is more severe than people perhaps imagined according to new research conducted by the Epsen Fuller Group earlier this year. Only 12.7% and 8.3% of directorships of small to micro pharma, medical devices and bio tech companies are women. The research also shows that there’s been little progress since 2000 in decreasing racial disparities for interest and aptitude in STEM subjects.