Commenting on PwC signing up to the Tech Talent Charter, Sheridan Ash, women in technology leader at PwC, said:
“We're delighted to be a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter. Getting more young girls and women into tech and creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is something we are passionate about at PwC. We want to see a world where women play an equal part in creating our future. We believe we can only achieve this if we work together with other organisations that share our passion.
“Our research shows why it’s so important that organisations work together to promote technology as an inclusive industry. Only 27% of female students we surveyed say they would consider a career in technology (compared to 62% of males) and only 3% say it would be their first choice.
“I launched our own Women in Tech initiative in 2014. As part of this, we run a number of programmes to make technology a more inclusive environment and to inspire and recruit the next generation of technology leaders. This includes our technology degree apprenticeship, schools outreach and a ‘maternity mates’ buddying scheme.”
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