In the week of September 25 – September 29, 2017 Gapsquare is organizing a “Hack the Pay Gap” event. The purpose of the event is to bring together developers, designers, and data scientists across South West to use their skills to help get women and ethnic minorities paid what they deserve.
Using data on Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings from the Office for National Statistics, we would like to engage teams of technologists, data-scientists, designers, and subject-matter experts from across the South West to create new solutions for a very old problem: the gender and ethnicity pay gap.
The World Economic Forum estimates it will take at least 117 years to narrow the gender pay gap. We believe that by using technology and science we can skip a century of inequality. With #hackthepaygap we want to be tackling it with some of the most powerful tools available to us now — big data, interactive visualizations, and virtual reality.
In order to make the event more powerful, we are currently looking for partners. For one week, teams from across the South West will come together to create a diverse range of products aimed at creating tools for companies, women, ethnic minorities and the broader public.
The products can range from new ways of looking at the problem to ways individuals and companies can take action by creating more transparency around salary, gender bias in hiring, and the economic impact of the pay gap.
Gapsquare is looking for partners in the South West who can join this exciting event. To learn more about the event and how you can be involved, please contact Zara Nanu firstname.lastname@example.org, or 44 (0) 117 230 0066.