On the eve of International Women’s Day, BusinessCloud executive editor Chris Maguire says more must be done to tackle gender inequality
I read a couple of statistics this week that should have shocked me but didn’t.
Just 17 per cent of the 2.1 million people working in the UK technology sector are women and female founders receive 1p of every £1 of venture capital.
I’ve worked closely with the tech sector for more than a decade and, although there has been progress in levelling up the playing field, it’s still slow.
It’s International Women’s Day on Monday and statistics like these should be a reminder that we must all do more to address this woeful imbalance.
I was thinking about what I could say and was reminded of a really interesting blog I read recently on LinkedIn from Amelia Sordell, founder of a personal branding agency called Klowt.
“I am a boss. Not a girl boss.
I am an entrepreneur. Not a female entrepreneur.
I am a business owner. Not a woman in business.
The sooner we…