Why do less women work in technology?

About this Survey

This survey will be used as part of my study research project for my Careers Labour Market module to determine why there are less women working in technology and why women are being put off entering this sector. The increase in demand for technology usage and has been particularly prevalent during the Covid 19 pandemic which opens more work opportunities in this sector.

From the data gathered along with other research I will look at what would be required to encourage more women into technology roles, and what can organisations look to implement to achieve this. The labour market data collated will be useful to the practice of a career development professional when assisting an individual considering entering this particular sector of work.  

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Ideally you should complete if a women working in this sector or currently studying towards entering the technology sector.

Your responses to this survey are confidential* and will be used only by Shaheen Nader, who is a student at the University of the West of Scotland and can be contacted on b00379819@studentmail.uws.ac.uk if you have any questions about the survey.            


*You will never be publicly identifiable by your answers and all data collected will be used and stored securely in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018)


Alternative formats

If you would like the survey in an alternative format (for example on paper, or if you would like to complete it over the phone) please email b00379819@studentmail.uws.ac.uk .


Ethics and Data Protection

This survey forms part of a student research project on the UWS Career Guidance and Development postgraduate diploma, Contemporary Labour Market module. If you have any ethical concerns please contact the module coordinator emma.bolger@uws.ac.uk

If you are concerned about how your personal data is being processed, please contact UWS in the first instance at dataprotection@uws.ac.uk. If you remain unsatisfied, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Contact details, and details of data subject rights, are available on the ICO website at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/individuals-rights/

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* 1. Are you currently studying or working in technology? If yes please answer the following.

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* 2. What percentage between 0 % - 100 % of women are in your technology department or student cohort? (Please provide a number without the %)

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* 3. What is your current type of employment?

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* 4. Do you have caring/ home responsibilities (parents, siblings, children etc.) that would effect your future/ current career in technology?

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* 5. Why do less women work and remain in technology roles?

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* 6. How can companies reduce bias in recruitment and encourage more women to apply?