CAMPAIGNS

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.

 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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Tech Talent Charter

The Tech Talent Charter is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater gender diversity in the UK tech workforce.

Signatories of the charter make several pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention. It was founded by a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy in March 2017. The Tech Talent Charter is run as an industry collective, recognising that only through working together can meaningful change happen.

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Tech Talent Charter and Tech She Can are working closely together. Both Charters are totally aligned in the aim of bringing together organisations to address the gender imbalance in technology roles, but each one has a different focus and action areas.

 

We like to see it as a pincer movement to effect real change in both an immediate and longer-term basis; the Tech Talent Charter focusing on the current tech workforce to drive greater diversity in recruitment and retention and The Tech She Can Charter focusing on the younger and future pipeline of talent.

Stemettes

Stemettes is an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to inspire and support young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers (known collectively as STEM).

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Code First: Girls

Code First: Girls works with companies and with men and women directly, to help increase the number of women in tech.

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WISE Campaign

Join the campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering, from the classroom to the boardroom.

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Next Tech Girls

Next Tech Girls is an initiative brought to you by Empiric with an aim of sustainability and strategically increasing the number of women in technology by securing meaningful tech work experience for girls.

1.46 Million people are employed within the technology sector in the UK and only 17% of them are women. We want to help change this.

Companies are increasingly recognising the value of diversity, leading to tactical solutions of hiring more women. This often results in merely moving existing talent around, shifting the problem from one company to another and having no long term impact.

There is a need and opportunity for strategic and early intervention.

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UK Black Tech

UK Black Tech was founded in 2016 by a group of technology leaders passionate about increasing black and ethnic representation in  the UK technology industry, hosting tech insight and networking events across the country. The interactive events are open to all, and give attendees real life examples of how technology is key to future business growth. Their aim is to inspire young people by giving them access to role models already working in technology, and an opportunity to discuss career opportunities in the sector.

UK Black Tech want to be the agent of change for our future generation and ensure that tech products, services and companies reflect us all.

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Step into STEM

Step into STEM is an award-winning mentoring and work experience programme delivered by Girls Talk London and funded by O2, BT, Vodafone & Ericsson. This programme provides individual mentors to females aged 16-18 who study a STEM subject and want to work in technology. Mentees on the programme attend a two-day Tech Summit in the summer which gives them access to talks by Senior executives, demos on the latest products and technology such as Virtual reality and Robotics plus a chance to meet all graduate recruitment and work experience teams across all businesses. To date 150 girls have been mentored via this programme.

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