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Advancing Women in IT community in UK

CompTIA to launch Advancing Women in IT community in UK

At a recently held dinner in Birmingham to promote the topic of women in technology and to engage with local women in the industry, Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President at CompTIA, revealed that when CompTIA asked young girls their opinions about careers in IT, it found that although 90% of 12 to 15-year-old girls were comfortable using technology in their daily lives, only 15% wanted a career in the industry.

The reasons given for not wanting a career in tech were that it’s a man’s job, it’s not feminine, there is too much maths and science involved, and it’s for geeks that sit in the basement and many didn’t even know what jobs were available to them: ‘We need to educate these girls on what careers are out there.’

The reasons given for not wanting a career in tech were that it’s a man’s job, it’s not feminine, there is too much maths and science involved, and it’s for geeks that sit in the basement and many didn’t even know what jobs were available to them: ‘We need to educate these girls on what careers are out there.’

Hammervik, who started the first women in the technology community in the US, announced that the UK women in the technology community are currently formalizing itself as a chapter and seeking a suitable chair and 1,000 women in the UK have already expressed interest in joining.