Kathryn Parsons, founder of the digital education company, Decoded, has teamed up with The Sunday Times Magazine to compile a list of the leading women in British tech. “Lists are powerful,” she says. “History is littered with lists of men. The future is being written in lines of code. I don’t want women written out of that.”
A common misconception is that there’s a skills or ability gap between women and men in tech, but quite often the only issue is a confidence gap. With women only making up 17% of Britain’s tech workforce, Kathryn is among a number of inspiring role models who are trying to change the status quo. Women are blazing a trail across the tech industry – particularly in programming and software development – and are more likely to be early adopters of new tech.
Click here to see who’s making a difference (paywall).