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Empiric Moves to Encourage More Women into Technology Roles

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Empiric, has launched a new initiative to inspire 5,000 more females to pursue careers within technology roles in the UK by 2020. The move has come in response to dwindling numbers of women in the tech sector – with just 17 per cent of the workforce made up of females -– he Future Tech Girls campaign will work with education institutions and employers to place students into relevant work experience opportunities.

Following research into the barriers to entry for emerging female talent, Future Tech Girls found a distinct lack of awareness of the opportunities and career paths available within the technology sector. In order to address this, the initiative will bring together UK companies – including RBS, JP Morgan, Hive, Softwire, VE Interactive, Output Studio, Blippar and Digital Catapult – as well as working groups and bodies including TechUK, Tech London Advocates and The Greater London Authority to educate and engage this target audience.

SOURCE: theglobalrecruiter.com

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