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Power Up Webinar: In case you missed it: Tackling the gender gap in tech

Tackling the gender gap in tech

ARTICLE SUMMARY

We've known about the gender gap in the technology industry for years. Currently, women still only make up just 19% of the tech workforce in the UK. In the states, this figure stands marginally better at 26.7%.

In this 40-minute session, hosted by SheCanCode, Jessica Barlow, Chief People Officer, The Foundry; and Kim Richards, Talent Acquisition Partner (Tech), The Very Group, question ‘how exactly do we get more women into the industry?’ Challenges for women in tech appear to be persistent throughout their careers, so how do we encourage those already in the industry to take up leadership positions? We tackle this question and share practical solutions.

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KIM RICHARDS, TALENT ACQUISITION PARTNER (TECH), THE VERY GROUP

KIM RICHARDS, TALENT ACQUISITION PARTNER (TECH), THE VERY GROUP

Kim possesses 8 years’ experience recruiting Tech, Product, and Data roles from entry level to CTO. With a passion for creating more diverse tech teams and levelling the playing field, Kim continues to break down barriers of entry to a career in tech working closely with hiring managers and tech leaders as well as external education institutes and partners like SheCanCode

JESSICA BARLOW, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER, THE FOUNDRY

JESSICA BARLOW, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER, THE FOUNDRY

Jess Barlow is Foundry’s Chief People Officer and is responsible for leading the People, Talent & Development and Facilities teams. With almost a decade of experience in the tech space, Jess is passionate about building a more gender-diverse workforce across software engineering roles through increasing awareness of, and access to, STEM education and careers for young people. 

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