Women in IT

Women are under represented in Technology, that is a fact, both in the UK and worldwide. Many of the women who are employed in IT are clustered in the lower skilled and lower paid areas of the industry, rather than the more professional and technical positions. This is a new page to help promote more women into IT.

What does the phrase women in technology mean?
It is up to you how to interpret the phrase technology; you can be a web designer, graphic artist, programmer, project manager or work anywhere in the UK IT, telecommunications or electronics industries. We are interested in any woman who creates, invents, or uses any technology in an innovative way.

We would like you to contribute to the list of female role models and help to promote Women in IT. Put an entry on your blog nominating someone who you admire, so that they can be an inspiration to other women who might consider the field of technology. If you don’t have a blog then contact us and we can get you started. It is easy, fun, and most importantly you can make a difference.

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According to Penelope Lockwood at the University of Toronto, women more than men need role models who are the same gender as they are. After conducting studies she concluded that outstanding women can function as inspirational examples of success, illustrating the kinds of achievements that are possible for women around them. They demonstrate that it is possible to overcome traditional gender barriers, indicating to other women that high levels of success are indeed attainable. To read more about the details of her work, see Women need female role models.

If you want to do something about getting more women into IT then check out our Pledge a Blog for Ada Lovelace Day posting.

Other Links

The WINIT project