Progressing Women in Tech Report
FIXING THE BROKEN RUNG:
HOW TO PROGRESS WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AND UNLEASH DEVELOPER VELOCITY
Code First Girls investigated what is preventing women from progressing in tech. They discovered the key conditions for women to thrive in technology mirror those needed for software teams to operate at their most productive. This report combines these findings for leaders wanting to build technical teams where all genders can thrive equally, whilst unleashing developer velocity and preparing for skills of the future across entire teams.
WHY ARE WOMEN UNABLE TO PROGRESS IN THE TECH SECTOR?
In this report we draw on the biggest data set of women in technology in the UK, and ask those particularly at mid-level about their experiences working in technology. Almost half of women polled said that they couldn’t see themselves staying in the industry for the next five years, and 8 in ten have experienced burnout. Our latest report explores the reasons why and what businesses can do to fix this broken rung.
Only 5% will ever hold leadership positions
TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUSINESSES
Based on our findings, CFG has identified key recommendations for retaining and progressing women in tech roles. They can apply to tech teams of any size, with any budget and across any industry.