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Entain, the leading global sports betting and gaming entertainment operator, is marking International Women’s Day today with a series of international initiatives to support girls and young women interested in building careers in technology.

Entain is partnering with Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organisation working to close the gender gap in technology; and The Tech Girls Movement in Australia.

Girls Who Code will receive $250k from the Entain Foundation, to help support its global programs to bring young women into the technology industry. The Entain Foundation is also providing Aus. $50K funding to The Tech Girls Movement in Australia, which aims to challenge gender perceptions which limit girls’ participation in STEM through school-based early intervention programs. Tech Girls works through community and industry collaborations, providing mentorship by women already succeeding in technology careers. a successful woman in a STEM field and the appointment of a Patron each year.

The new initiatives follow recent senior female appointments to the leadership team at Entain, including that of new chief executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen and two new non-executive board directors, Stella David and Vicky Jarman, taking female representation of Entain’s Board to 40 per cent. Almost half of Entain’s workforce is female, including over 30 per cent in technology roles.

Speaking about the International Women’s Day initiatives, Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO, Entain, said, “I’m proud to be leading a global technology company which is making real strides in promoting women’s careers, not just in the West, but also developing markets like India where creating opportunities for young women is especially important.”

“One of the biggest impediments to career choices around the world continues to be cultural, based on preconceived notions of what society and young women themselves believe they can do.”

“That is why we are focusing on initiatives to support their education and build stronger pathways into technology-related careers.”

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