What’s clear is that the gender imbalance in the UK technology industry is a major problem. Given this context, PWC to conducted a research study to investigate the issue. Analysing the root causes of gender imbalance and identify potential solutions.
The STEM gender gap at school and university carries on through to girls’ career choices. Only 27% of our female respondents overall say they would consider a career in technology, compared to 62% of males. And only 3% of females say a career in technology is their first choice, against 15% of males. Similarly, 5% of females say technology is one of a number of choices they could consider, compared to 19% of males.