Most women in IT say they have been victims of gender discrimination, according to new research from IT and telecoms recruiter Greythorn.

The research also shows 85% of female workers in the sector say gender discrimination exists in the industry.

Paul Winchester, managing director of Greythorn, says: “The IT and telecoms industry has a history of gender discrimination. While more than half of women say they have suffered as a result of gender discrimination, 62% of the workforce says it happens, but they aren’t bothered by it.

“This shows a stone-age attitude. Sexism has to be actively stamped out of the workplace and those who blithely accept it are just as much to blame as people who actively discriminate. Unfortunately, discrimination has made working in the IT industry an unfair and often deeply frustrating experience for women.”