Working to make technology a more attractive, inclusive, working environment
We have bought together a group of organisations to take action and change the ratio for women in tech careers. The Tech She Can Charter is a commitment by organisations to work together to increase the number of women working in technology roles in the UK.
The Charter is based on our research with over 2,000 A-Level and university students that shows that the gender gap in technology starts at school and carries on through every stage of girls’ and women’s’ lives.
On Monday 6 March, we held two events at the Science Museum in conjunction with the launch of our 'Women in tech: time to close the gender gap' report.
In the afternoon 80 girls aged 14 to 16 representing 8 different schools, and a group of air cadets, enjoyed an inspiring afternoon in the Engineer Your Future gallery at the Science Museum. With a mixture of role model speakers and a workshop where the girls worked in teams on a task requiring coding, soldering, design and more, the event really changed perceptions of what a career in tech could be like. Watch our short video to find out more.
Later in the day, over 100 business leaders and representatives from the government and education sectors gathered together to hear the findings from our research and discuss how we can work together to do more faster to address the gender gap in technology careers. You can view the highlights of the discussion on this graphic.
Our thanks go to our diversity partners everywoman and CodeFirst: Girls for their contribution to both these events.
Sheridan Ash's strong relationship building and communication skills have helped her become a leader in the Technology sector. She also leads our Women in Technology initiative and shares her thoughts on the challenges faced in the industry and the skills needed to rise to the top.
Intelligent Digital sees beyond the technology gender gap, to a world where women play an equal part in creating our future. Watch the short video to find out more.
Our Tech Degree Apprenticeship aims to provide work experience during work placements while at University all while gaining a Computer Science degree, click below to find out more.
As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse workforce, we’re very proud to announce that we are now a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC). The TTC is an employer-led initiative to encourage greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, and was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy earlier this year. Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention and are supported every step of the way. We’ll be keeping you updated on our progress, and you can find out more information here:
Technology and investments director, PwC United Kingdom
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