The current state of diversity and inclusion in tech

Where does the tech industry currently stand on the issue of diversity and inclusion? A growing body of research in Europe and North America informs us that minority groups are still widely unrepresented in the tech industry. The 2018 State of European Tech is one report which offers a critical view on this issue. 

”We need to take the chance to shape the digital world before it shapes us.”

Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Founder and Chair of Doteveryone

Women are still under-represented in senior positions across the tech industry and female founders also receive a smaller share of investment: 

However, the 2018 State of European Tech report made it clear that there is great opportunity and momentum to improve diversity and inclusion in tech companies across the continent. 45% of women and 36% of men agree that they’ve made changes to their behaviour in the last 12 months.