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Capturing Gender Equality: Insights from the HealthTech Industry Survey

Topic : News and Press Type : Report

To coincide with International Women's Day 2023, ABHI launched a gender equality survey, specific to the HealthTech industry. The intention was to capture data that could inform a report that would act as a benchmark for where our industry is currently at, with a view to tracking progress over time.

The final report can be accessed below. 

In many ways the information gathered will not be a surprise. However, this quantitative data is incredibly helpful as it has allowed us to capture, for the first time, sentiment from across our industry. Key stats include:

  • Work-life balance and flexibility are the most commonly cited factors (56%) in succeeding as a leader in the HealthTech industry. 
    • Family and caregiving responsibilities are the most significant barriers in the career of women.
  • Diverse leadership styles and approaches are the main benefits of having women in leadership positions in the HealthTech industry, with almost two thirds (62%) of respondents highlighting this factor.
  • A quarter of women in HealthTech have been treated differently due to their gender.
  • 36% of respondents have experienced resistance when leading men.
    • In comparison, a greater percentage of men had experienced resistance when leading women (44%).
  • A large majority of those in HealthTech (82%) reported experiencing imposter syndrome to some extent.

Whilst the UK’s gender pay gap has halved over the past 25 years, there is still work to be done to achieve parity, and to make the workplace more inclusive. As the report highlights, company culture has a huge role to play in this regard, and can actually lead to better financial performances within a business.

We would love to know what you think of this report.
Do the findings resonate with your own experiences? Has this prompted you to think about your own career, or how you may be able to help support those around you? When we issue this survey next year, are there any additional questions you would like to see asked? If so, please send to with the heading ‘Gender Equality in HealthTech’