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Diversity schemes and womens’ returner programmes are helping companies to succeed, says Tech Talent Charter

Diversity schemes and womens’ returner programmes are helping companies to succeed, says Tech Talent Charter

Women make up 24 per cent of tech employees at companies signed up to the Tech Talent Charter diversity initiative, up from 19 per cent last year and far ahead of the nationwide figure of 17 per cent. The Charter announced the new figures as part of its annual benchmarking report which measures the diversity and inclusion strategies at tech companies such as HP, Accenture and Cancer Research to sh... »

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

The inaugural Tech Talent Charter benchmarking report said smaller businesses were making more progress in cutting the gender skills gap. Gender diversity remains an issue across the technology sector, a new report from an industry charter has claimed. The Tech Talent Charter’s first benchmark report found that while women hold 26% of the technical roles within the businesses of its 200 signatorie... »

Google has put £200,000 into Colorintech to improve diversity in the tech industry

Google has put £200,000 into Colorintech to improve diversity in the tech industry

Colorintech will use the grant to launch a career accelerator programme for BAME students and professionals. Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, has given Colorintech £200,000 in grants to help grow its diversity in tech programmes.  The non-profit, which launched in 2016, is focused on encouraging more people from black and ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds to gain careers in the t... »

DCMS commits £1.4m to boost diversity in the tech industry

DCMS commits £1.4m to boost diversity in the tech industry

The government wants more diversity in the tech industry, so it’s offering businesses more than £1 million in funding to help train women, minorities, disabled people and elderly to better use IT.  The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) package includes £1 million for a Digital Skills Innovation Fund to support women, minorities, disabled people and those from lower... »

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