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Promoting positive role models to bridge the technology gender gap
Samantha Humphries-Swift, Intel Security Group
INTRODUCTION
Subjects were asked if they
recognised the names of ten men
and ten women in prominent roles
with the technology sector.
Bill Gates, joint-founder, Microsoft
of respondents had heard of Bill Gates
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, Facebook
of respondents had heard of Mark Zuckerberg
Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple
of respondents had heard of Steve Jobs
of respondents couldn’t recognise the names of any of the men
Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, founder, Lastminute.com
of respondents had heard of Baroness Lane-Fox
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
of respondents had heard of Sheryl Sandberg
Marissa Mayer, President & CEO, Yahoo
of respondents had heard of Marissa Mayer
of respondents couldn’t recognise the names of any of the women
When asked why girls do not have adequate
encouragement to pursue careers in the tech industry….
49% said social stereotyp...
“By making such a noise
about the lack of women
in technology, aren’t we
just compounding the
problem?”
“No, Sam.”
Make a start, today!
Download & Read This:
It’s Free!!
Go to Amazon.co.uk (or your eBook
store of choice)
Search for “BCS ...
• 44% of entries for an IT related (ICT and Computing) GCSE were girls
• Girls accounted for more A-C grades in IT related...
• Recent Gartner research indicated that women occupy only 11.2% of CIO roles in
EMEA.
• In North America, it’s 18.1%...
•...
Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/teknobird
Twitter:
@safesecs
E-mail:
samantha_swift@mcafee.com
Stay in touch……
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
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Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift

  1. 1. Promoting positive role models to bridge the technology gender gap Samantha Humphries-Swift, Intel Security Group
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. Subjects were asked if they recognised the names of ten men and ten women in prominent roles with the technology sector.
  4. 4. Bill Gates, joint-founder, Microsoft
  5. 5. of respondents had heard of Bill Gates
  6. 6. Mark Zuckerberg, founder, Facebook
  7. 7. of respondents had heard of Mark Zuckerberg
  8. 8. Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple
  9. 9. of respondents had heard of Steve Jobs
  10. 10. of respondents couldn’t recognise the names of any of the men
  11. 11. Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, founder, Lastminute.com
  12. 12. of respondents had heard of Baroness Lane-Fox
  13. 13. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
  14. 14. of respondents had heard of Sheryl Sandberg
  15. 15. Marissa Mayer, President & CEO, Yahoo
  16. 16. of respondents had heard of Marissa Mayer
  17. 17. of respondents couldn’t recognise the names of any of the women
  18. 18. When asked why girls do not have adequate encouragement to pursue careers in the tech industry…. 49% said social stereotypes dictate they shouldn’t follow this career path. 58% said there were not enough engaging initiatives provided by schools and the government 54% said there were too few role models
  19. 19. “By making such a noise about the lack of women in technology, aren’t we just compounding the problem?”
  20. 20. “No, Sam.”
  21. 21. Make a start, today! Download & Read This: It’s Free!! Go to Amazon.co.uk (or your eBook store of choice) Search for “BCS Women in IT” Get the book, read the book, spread the word! Where do we go from here?
  22. 22. • 44% of entries for an IT related (ICT and Computing) GCSE were girls • Girls accounted for more A-C grades in IT related GSCEs than boys • 6.5% of entrants for Computing A-Level were female. • 16% of the UK IT workforce are women. • This is below the average of other (EU15) countries in Europe • Women were more likely to hold positions in support or operational positions Source: http://policy.bcs.org/sites/policy.bcs.org/files/Women%20in%20IT%20scorecardv2.pdf Women in IT Scorecard - 2014
  23. 23. • Recent Gartner research indicated that women occupy only 11.2% of CIO roles in EMEA. • In North America, it’s 18.1%... • Silicon Valley Bank found that in Europe 50% of technology companies had one or more women in the C-suite or board of directors. • Therefore……50% didn’t have any. Not one. • A Dow Jones report from 2012 concluded that a company’s chances for success increase with more female executives. • Illuminate Ventures showed that organisations with more women in leadership roles achieve 35% higher ROE. Women in Leadership roles – Europe is lagging behind https://www.gartner.com/doc/2687324/-cio-agenda-perspective-priorities http://www.svb.com/women-in-technology/ http://www.dowjones.com/collateral/files/WomenPE_report_final.pdf http://www.illuminate.com/whitepaper/
  24. 24. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teknobird Twitter: @safesecs E-mail: samantha_swift@mcafee.com Stay in touch……

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