A great initiative to tackling the lack of women in UK technology roles. As the skills gap widens important initiatives such as these can only help to close it!
The ‘Tech She Can’ charter was launched in response to research from PwC which revealed that just 3% of school-age girls are considering a career in technology. It also found that only 27% of girls would consider a career in technology, compared to 62% of boys. And only 16% of girls said that technology had been suggested to them as a career, in comparison to 33% of boys. The charter will see 18 organisations, including Zoopla, Tesco, and JP Morgan, working with 9,000 schools to provide talks, training, work experience, and an online ‘toolkit’ to promote the benefits of a career in technology to both students and educators. It also has government support from Margot James, minister for digital and the creative industries.