30 APRIL 2019

On Wednesday 10th April, HP – in partnership with the Fawcett Society – hosted a roundtable discussion on the perceived barriers stopping women in the UK from joining the tech industry, drawing upon an independent HP commissioned study to find out why the industry struggles to attract women and what can be done to help.

Hosted by George Brasher and chaired by Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, the roundtable was attended by policymakers, business figures, media and young women. This document is a note of some of the key themes and ideas arising from that roundtable.

In this briefing you will find:

  • An executive summary on perceptions and barriers to women entering tech
  • A summary of key themes discussed, including better access to retraining, an industry-wide approach to representation and creating an inclusive work environment
  • Key findings from HP Survey on “Perceptions and barriers to women entering tech”
  • A table of news coverage related to the survey and roundtable

Download the briefing here