Girls in IT: State of the Nation
23rd April 2015
To mark International Girls in ICT day, Nominet has created a snapshot of how female talent is being developed in the UK.
Held on the fourth Thursday of April each year, Girls in ICT day is a global initiative aimed at encouraging girls to consider careers in the field of information and communication technologies.
Britain is often described as one of the most internet-based economies in the world, but the lack of women in IT may be worsening a digital skills shortage. Only 15% of Computing students at GCSE level are female, and similarly women make up only 15% of the UK’s ICT workforce. A Nominet study estimated that more women in IT could add an extra £2.6 billion a year to the UK economy.
For more facts and stats, view the snapshot.