Sheryl Sandberg The 25 Most Influential People on the Web
First female engineer at Google
Schoolchildren at the computer at Combo First School near Morpeth in 1983 are left to right Michael Aynsley Becky Rostron Tom Anderson Tracey Telfer Eleanor Aynsley Sorrel Peckham (at the keyboard) and Leonie Henderson
Promoting Positive Role Models to Bridge the Technology Gender Gap - Samantha Swift
Promoting positive role models to bridge the technology gender gap
Samantha Humphries-Swift, Intel Security Group
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 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
“By making such a noise
about the lack of women
in technology, aren’t we
just compounding the
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Where do we go from here?
• 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
Women in IT Scorecard - 2014
• Recent Gartner research indicated that women occupy only 11.2% of CIO roles in
• 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
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