Women in IT

If you ever wondered why there aren’t enough women working in IT, the problem appears¬†to stem from earlier in life. The data below from ONS shows the greatest discrepancy between men and women is in Engineering & Technology and Computer Science (this from 2010 so could probably do with an update!). And whilst it isn’t mandatory to have an academic background in IT I personally¬†prefer it when I’m scanning CVs.

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Let’s remember that Ada Lovelace is generally regarded as the first computer programmer and was – shock! – a WOMAN!!! So, a few links to help get your daughters into IT: