We are delighted to be part of PwCs #TechSheCan initiative. Since the inception of WayfinderWoman we have been encouraging women and young girls to think about STEM as a career and technology in particular. Our motivational business conference last year ‘Inspiring Through Technology’ highlighted the enormous impact of tech and the unlimited opportunities available within the industry.
Across the board, fewer than 30% of women consider tech as a career option and of those only 3% say that tech is their first choice. Yet this is where the careers of the future are going to be located. Throughout the industry there are cries that employers cannot find the people they need with the necessary skills, or the motivation to learn. By inference then, jobs within that sector are going to be well paid and employers will have to be flexible in their working practices to keep employees on board. Some skills are so difficult to find that you can quote your own hours and rate of pay. Why wouldn’t that appeal to a woman who wants a satisfying career that fits around their family commitments?
We kicked off our commitment to the initiative with a series of workshops running through April to July in partnership with TechResort and Eastbourne Volunteers to encourage women to consider a new career within tech. Watch this space!