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BCS Women in IT campaign

With women accounting for between 15-18%

Of the IT profession in the UK, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, are running a month-long campaign during May to encourage women of all ages, from young students to women returners, to consider a career in IT and join the profession.

The campaign will see influential women in IT featured on the Institute’s website each day throughout May in order to demonstrate the variety of roles that are open to young women.

Some of the biggest names in IT today have signed up to support the campaign including Dame Stephanie Shirley who started her own software business in 1962 because of the dearth of opportunities for women in the profession, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, Maggie Philbin, CEO of TeenTech, technology journalist Kate Russell and entrepreneur Cary Marsh, CEO of Mydeo.

Visit http://www.bcs.org to find out more and if you’re on Twitter, please follow #bcswomen and #womeinIT.