Recognising, celebrating and encouraging the female talent within technology is imperative. The technology industry is a fast-paced and ever evolving sector with new job roles being created on a daily basis. However, according to the Women in Technology Survey 2013 (Mortimer Spinks & Computer Weekly) there is no perceptible upward trend in the proportion of tech jobs being taken by women: in 2012 15.75% of job roles were held by women, and in 2013 that figure was 14.7%.
The need for IT professionals is expected to grow by 1.62% per annum through to 2020 - nearly twice as fast as the UK average of other sectors (source: eskills). We need to ensure that more women are encouraged to consider a career in technology to meet this demand and equally, that we retain the talented women within the sector.
Following on from our 2014 Academies and 2015 Forum, this Academy will explore and uncover the many new opportunities becoming available for women in the sector. It will go beyond the notion of driving linear career progression and delve into the concept of “restless reinvention” – how to ensure that attendees’ careers are evolving in-line with the sector and that they are able to adapt and tailor their skills ready for whatever opportunity becomes available.
This Academy is aimed at:
Women with aspirations to develop their career in technology
Future leaders in an organisation
Middle managers who wants to move up to an executive level