Research has revealed that London's tech scene offers the greatest opportunities for British women in tech, with 40% of the entire country's female tech workforce employed in the capital.

One in 10 tech teams in London have no female employees and more than half of the 3700 professionals surveyed by recruiter Mortimer Spinks say that less than 15% of their teams are women.

This comes despite a third of London tech companies saying they have formal initiatives in place to recruit more women to the workforce, compared to less than a quarter in the rest of the country.

Tackling inequality in the tech sector and calling for the sector to be open to all Londoners, London Mayor Sadiq Khan issued a call for action against the under-representation of women in the industry.

The London Mayor has already taken steps in the fight for increased female representation in tech, having helped lead a female-founders trade mission to Silicon Valley through the Mayor's International Business Programme.

Although hailed by Jessica Butcher, co-founder and Director of Blippar, as a 'fabulous experience' which left those on the trade mission 'committed to each other's success and resolved to step up more publicly as role models to encourage more young women into the technology sector," the fact remains that under-representation of women in tech is hurting business and that there needs to be many more trade missions, role models and initiatives to speed the upward trajectory of equality in the tech workplace.

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