RESEARCH PAPERS & INSIGHTS

RESEARCH PAPERS &

COMMUNITY INSIGHTS

Welcome to our research papers and community insights. Our CFG members answered the call to give their open and honest feedback on all things tech, careers, and global issues. Our role is to bring this information to the wider tech and business community and highlight key concerns, opportunities and potential initiatives to help drive our mission of eliminating the gender gap in tech. Our research reports go into further details on key topics, whereby our community have shared detailed stories about their own personal experiences, with key takeaways for businesses and the wider community to consider or action. 

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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 forskills of the future across entire teams.

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. The talent crisis, pace of technology and need for diversity at the highest level means there are clear business benefits to championing the progression of talented women in tech. This is the key moment for technology leaders to fix the broken rung.

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D&I FOR TECH LEADERS

Tech diversity champions Code First Girls have teamed up with Tech Talent Charter (TTC), a government-supported group of around 650 leading UK businesses and organisations, to identify and provide recommendations to address the UK’s tech talent shortage and diversity crisis

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CAREER SWITCHERS REPORT

Code First Girls is very proud to launch this report, which includes key employer takeaways and valuable insights into attracting and retaining career switchers; from creating the right environment with support and flexibility to building pathways for development.

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2022 RESEARCH REPORT

We have teamed up with NatWest as our research paper sponsor to highlight the barriers stifling social mobility and gender parity in the tech industry, as well as provide key insights to help close the gender and socio-economic gap in the sector, and empower communities.

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2022 ANNUAL SURVEY

Over 1,200 CFG members answered a range of questions to give valuable insights into their own tech journey, careers, and what makes them interested in tech, through tech trends and global issues. In this survey, we also delve deeper into the issues of sexism in the workplace. 

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2021 ANNUAL SURVEY

Each year, we undertake our community survey to help gain insights, opinions, and feedback on CFG and the wider tech world. This year we understand trends with our community members, including their tech knowledge and skills an global trends.

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