INSPIRING WOMEN AND GIRLS TO EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY
IT is about the future. Things are changing quickly and IT is driving the change. We need more women and girls in IT. This is an under-represented field; over 57% of the professional workforce is women with only a quarter in the IT Sector. IT is one of the fastest growing, well paid and secure jobs.
We want to create a positive message about how technology can increase opportunities and earning power for women and girls, bring a balance of leadership styles and interpersonal skills to the IT workplace, and help alleviate the IT skills gap. The Tech sector workforce makes up 5% of the entire UK workforce and employment of tech specialists is growing over four times faster than that for other UK professions. 134,000 new entrants a year are needed to fill tech specialist job roles in the UK.
According to recent analysis by Tech City UK and innovation charity Nesta, the UK’s digital tech industries grew 32% faster than the rest of the UK economy. A report last year by O2 said that 2 million digital skilled workers will be needed by 2020 in order to fulfil the UK’s digital potential. Amazing opportunities ahead for our young people in these fantastic, exciting, game changing and dynamic careers!
Research from industry body CompTIA identifies a key cause of females not entering tech careers, ‘Girls lack awareness about career opportunities - Of girls who have not considered an IT career, 69% attribute this to not knowing what opportunities are available to them.'
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