LONDON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from Booking.com, digital e-commerce and technology leader, reveals that half of women currently working in tech in the UK (50%) say that gender bias during the recruitment process is holding women back from entering the industry. Despite efforts to uplift the representation of women in the tech workforce, the research shows that challenges starting from the recruitment stage may be discouraging women from applying for tech roles at all.
Seven in ten (70%) female undergraduate students, interested in a tech career, view gender bias during recruitment as a barrier for women to enter the tech industry.
Job descriptions are further isolating women from applying for roles within tech, both technical and non-technical ones, with just under half of women in the UK (48%) saying they aren't written with women in mind. Supporting this, almost two thirds of British women in tech and female students interested in a tech career (64%) believe they are required to have technical skills or a degree in technology or computer science to get in the industry.
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Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs 17,500+ employees in 198 offices in 70 countries worldwide. With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel and connects travelers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer 28 million total reported listings and cover more than 148,000 destinations in 229 countries and territories
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