We are delighted to see that more than 50 organisations have now signed up to the Tech She Can Charter, a commitment to take action together to increase the number of females taking up technology roles in the UK.
The Royal Air Force is one of the latest signatories, that publicly announced its commitment to Tech She Can at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday 13th July, as part of the international celebrations marking the Royal Air Force centenary. More about the RAF at 100 celebrations here.
The Tech She Can Charter was launched in February, with the initial backing of 19 organisations, to tackle the reasons behind the shortfall of women in technology roles. Only 19% of the UK technology workforce is currently female. PwC’s research Women in Tech: Time to Close the Gender Pay Gap reveals that the pipeline of women looking to pursue technology roles remains stubbornly low – only 27% of female A-level and university students surveyed say they would consider a career in technology, compared to 62% of males. And only 3% of females say it is their first choice.
The research shows that the reasons why females aren’t considering technology roles include: because no one is putting technology forward as an option for them; they aren’t given enough information at school about what working in technology involves, including its ability to change the world; and due to a lack of female role models working in the sector.
At Missive, we are passionate about the future of the tech industry. The sooner we can address the gender imbalance, the sooner we can all start reaping the rewards that gender diversity offers. More about how Missive working with Tech She Can here or feel free to contact us directly here.
More information about the signatories and the full release here.