Women and Technology

There's still a great gender imbalance between men and women in the technology sector. Women currently only make up 30% of people working in Europe's digital sector and only 14.7% of tech start-ups are led by women in Europe and 17% in the USA. The underrepresentation of women in this sector is a worldwide challenge.

According to a report by the European Commission, having more women in the technology sector could boost the EU's GDP by £9 billion a year.

A recent Women in Technology Survey found that 48% of women felt there was a lack of mentors in the sector, while 42% cited lack of female models as a problem and 39% indicated a gender bias in the workplace. Furthermore these women felt there was unequal growth opportunities as well as unequal pay in the tech industry.

With the recent Stevie Award Gold win for the Citywealth online Leaders List, and its nomination in the PPA Independent Publishers Awards, Citywealth hopes to motivate other entrepreneurial women
to turn technology into a competitive advantage.