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.
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: