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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.

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