The Tech She Can® Charter

Together we can change the ratio

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What is The Tech She Can Charter?

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. It aims to tackle the root cause of the problem at a societal level by inspiring and educating young girls and women to get into tech careers and sharing best practice across the organisations involved.

Why this matters?

As a group we know this is an important problem to solve as technology is set to influence every aspect of our lives. We need to ensure that the people creating our technology solutions are representative of the population and that females have an equal opportunity to take part in the jobs of the future.

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This ground-breaking cross-industry initiative follows a PwC research study which reveals that:
Only 27% of females would consider a career in technology, compared to 62% of males
Only 3% of females say technology is their first choice
Only 16% of the females had technology suggested to them as a potential career, versus 33% of males

Our pledge

  • Work together to generate a lasting increase in the number of females pursuing technology careers
  • Share best practice from our own organisations
All organisations have agreed to sign up to the following actions

Working with schools

Working with schools


  • Collectively working with over 9,000 schools across the UK to educate and inspire pupils and teachers about technology careers.
  • Coordinating our efforts will mean we can reach more schools across the UK and have a far greater impact. Our aim is to develop technology toolkits, which will be available to all UK schools to download from the Tech She Can website.

Supporting social mobility

Supporting social mobility


  • Maximise our impact by aiming to target schools in the Government’s social mobility ‘coldspots’. Coordinating our efforts means we can reach schools right across the country and look to target any harder to reach places.

Creating role models

Creating role models


  • We know that a lack of female role models in technology is putting young girls off from entering the sector. We will work together to celebrate and promote our successful women in tech role models at all levels. Follow #techshecan to find out more and be part of the conversation. We will also provide direct contact to role models via events and schools outreach.

Inclusive access

Inclusive access


  • Ensure inclusive access to technology training and technology roles in their own organisations.
  • Across the signatories we will ensure there is a focus on females in tech in our diversity strategy, review job descriptions and wording and the way we recruit to be more inclusive.

Attract, recruit, retain

Attract, recruit, retain


  • Support the right environment to offer formal work experience programmes or internships via our own organisations to encourage more females to consider technology as a career option.

Sharing best practice

Sharing best practice


  • We commit to meeting regularly to share what works at our organisations and any challenges, so that we can learn from each other.

Who is supporting The Tech She Can Charter?

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Sheridan Ash

Technology and investments director

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