Diversifying Digital - Institure of Coding & Deloitte

New research from the Institute of Coding and Deloitte looks at what motivates women to work in digital

Diversifying Digital - Institure of Coding & Deloitte

Recent research from the Institute of Coding and Deloitte has taken a look at what motivates women to learn and work in digital, in the hopes of creating a more diverse digital workforce.

Though much broader diversity is needed in the sector, the research has been focused on women in order to grasp a deeper understanding of what attracts them to work in digital.

Despite the fact that there have been many interventions to date, unfortunately there is still a lack of women in the sector. For this reason, the research hoped to better understand women's motivations by listening to women's view and opinion so that necessary action can be taken.

The research – completed by the Institute of Coding and Deloitte in 2019 and 2020 – suggests that women at different stages in their education and careers see the digital sector as exciting, innovative and creative. Digital is seen by women to offer varied and interesting work and a chance to make a positive difference in the world, as well as an industry that offers the prospect of good salaries and career progression. The research also suggests that we can help overcome perceptions that may inhibit women from choosing digital jobs or training, such as not knowing how to retrain, or believing they lack the right qualifications.

To read more, please click the link below to view a research summary report.

 


Diversifying Digital - Institure of Coding & Deloitte

Diversifying Digital: What motivates women to learn and work in digital | Insitute of Coding & Deloitte

Diversifying Digital - Institure of Coding & Deloitte

In order to have a more diverse digital workforce to benefit our economy and society, we need to understand what would motivate more people to study or work in digital.

While there is a need for much broader diversity in digital, we have focussed this new research on women. Despite many interventions and activities to date, there is still a lack of women training and working in digital. By actively listening to women’s views, we hope to better understand their motivations and take corresponding enabling action.

This research – completed by the Institute of Coding and Deloitte in 2019 and 2020 – suggests that women at different stages in their education and careers see the digital sector as exciting, innovative and creative. Digital is seen by women to offer varied and interesting work and a chance to make a positive difference in the world, as well as an industry that offers the prospect of good salaries and career progression. The research also suggests that we can help overcome perceptions that may inhibit women from choosing digital jobs or training, such as not knowing how to retrain, or believing they lack the right qualifications.

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Could you help Deloitte understand what motivates people to take up (or not) digital careers? Take the survey here

Deloitte & IoC survey

As part of their work with the Institute of Coding, Deloitte is undertaking some research to help understand what motivates people to take up (or not!) digital careers.

The first phase of the research is a short online survey which will take no more than 15 minutes of your time to complete. The survey is anonymous and requires no personal or company information to be shared.

The survey is looking for a variety of genders, ethnicities and ages to participate, as well as both those working in digital and those that do not.

The closing date for the survey is 06 September 2019.

By completing the survey, you will help to shape the diversity campaign for the IoC.

TAKE THE SURVEY

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Can you help the Institute of Coding lead the women in tech revolution?

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The TechUP programme takes 100 women from the Midlands and North of England, particularly from underrepresented communities, with degrees or experience in any subject area, retrains them in technology and then gives them the opportunity to interview with a company for an internship/apprenticeship/job.

The Institue of Coding are now looking for mentors to support our first cohort of women, advising on topics such as:

  • Starting your career in tech
  • returning from a career break
  • work-life balance
  • career changes
  • navigating corporate culture
  • networking

If you or your organisation can offer mentoring to our incredible #TechUPwomen, please get in touch.

Email them at: [email protected], or send us a DM!