The Future is Female: Round-up of Tech Initiatives for Women
Written on: 12 September 2017
Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships
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In our last The Future is Female blog post, we discussed some of the issues surrounding gender diversity in the tech industry; if you missed it you can find it here.
It’s no secret that we need more women in tech; that’s why we’re putting the spotlight on some of the fantastic initiatives already available to bring more women into the industry. These communities are breaking down the barriers between women and tech, and you can too!
We Are Tech Women
We Are Tech Women are making it their goal to broaden women’s technology skills, and networking within the tech industry. They host conferences in London, as well the Tech Women 50 Awards, which showcase successful, and influential women in the tech sector. You can find more about them here.
The WISE campaign, Women into Science and Engineering, is aimed to promote women in STEM careers. Their mission is gender balance, starting from the ground up: from entry level jobs, all the way up to the board room. They host awards, events, and provide consultations on how to recruit more women into the industry. Their ten steps campaign poster gives a structured action plan to increase women in the tech sector. You can find out more about WISE here.
DeveloperHer is a non-profit community aimed to build more women in the tech industry: they organise monthly events in London to showcase high-profile women speakers, and tech companies who want to support their cause. The events themselves are focused around tech, innovation and entrepreneurship, not about gender: DevelopHer is all about empowering women in tech, and you can find more about them here.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code are aiming to close the gender gap in technology. Better yet, they’re actually closing that gap! They first started as 20 girls in New York who code, now they’ve grown to over 40,000 girls coding in America. They work with young women to create a better future for the tech industry by getting more girls involved from a young age. You can find out more about them here.
Forward Ladies is a global network of women based in Leeds who are creating opportunities for female talent to lead technological innovation. They provide events, and training, as well as priding themselves on being more than just a network: they empower women in business, build their expertise, and their skills. You can find out more about the Forward Ladies here.
Women Who Code
Women Who Code are a visionary team aiming to inspire women in technology careers to excel. They are committed to women building industry skills, making stronger networks, and developing the next women in tech role models for future generations. You can find out more about them here.
Let’s champion women in tech
These organisations have made amazing steps towards closing the gender gap in the tech industry, but they can’t do it alone. We need your support!
Change the Ratio
It’s time to tip the scales; let’s create more opportunities for women to get involved in the tech industry!
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