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It’s time for the tech sector to take action on social mobility

Mar 20, 2024 1:36:00 PM

The Tech Talent Charter’s recent report on diversity in the tech sector should be a wake-up call to the whole industry. With lower levels of socio-economic diversity than professions such as law and finance, tech is elitist. As two organisations passionate about the benefits of social mobility for individuals, the economy and society, the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Foundation are calling on the tech sector to up its game. The workplace is as important as the classroom in creating social mobility and given tech is such a fast-moving and innovative industry, this is a solvable problem if employers commit to change!

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How the motherhood penalty is widening the gender pay gap

Feb 19, 2024 6:06:58 PM

The average hourly salary of mothers in the UK is only 72% of that earned by fathers, recent data has revealed. This means the gap is even worse than 50 years ago! This glaring disparity unveils the profound impact of the 'motherhood penalty,' casting a long shadow over gender equality in the workforce. 

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Diverse minds: lessons from a neurodivergent founder

Jan 23, 2024 9:06:46 AM

Tech Talent Charter works with companies of all sizes, sectors, and origins. Alicia Teagle is the Co-Founder of SR2, Socially Responsible Recruitment and she is passionate about making recruitment more inclusive. As a neurodivergent founder with over a decade of experience in tech, she knows first-hand why this is so important and what to do about it. Here's what she had to say about her journey.

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Tech for all: The power of Disability Inclusion in the workplace

Dec 14, 2023 2:34:19 PM

The tech industry is where innovation meets creativity. This industry is at the forefront of embracing diversity and inclusion. It is no secret that for any industry to thrive, it must reflect and embrace the wider society at large. This is particularly true when considering the potential of the 7.7 million disabled people of working age (DWP) in the UK, a significant yet underemployed talent pool that could add immense value to the tech ecosystem. Recognising this untapped potential leads us to explore the compelling reasons behind disability inclusion in the workplace.

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