DID you know that in the UK only 17% of technology jobs are held by women?
And that in technical roles in the North only 12% are female?
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the department of computer science teamed up with community tech network, Liverpool Girl Geeks, for an exciting event to encourage female students to #BeBoldForChange.
The highly interactive event on Friday, March 10 hosted by Jo Morfee from Liverpool Girl Geeks, featured an inspiring panel which included Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO and Founder of Orcha, Olivia Greenberg, chief innovation officer at Nova, tech blogger Holly Redman from digital consultancy Mashbo, along with Edge Hill’s Prof Ella Pereira.
It was followed by a workshop that aimed to show female students how to be bold in a male-dominated tech industry.
As well as hearing from local women, who have taken bold steps to improve their own lives and careers and make a change in the lives of other women, the event gave more than 70 male and female students the chance to network and understand issues affecting women in tech.
The department of computer science also launched a new student society in association with Liverpool Girl Geeks to encourage support and networking on campus.