Sky’s bid to attract women to careers in technology
SKY HAS launched a new Women in Technology Scholar Scheme that will offer three talented young women who wish to pursue a career in technology a £25,000 bursary, communications training and senior mentoring, as well as access to Sky’s expansive technology network.
Under the year-long scheme, each of the winners will be paired with high calibre mentors who will guide them through the scheme and support them as they develop their skills and pursue individual projects.
The Women in Technology Scholars scheme is the latest grass roots initiative launched by Sky to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology.
Research shows women represent just under half of the UK’s workforce, but only one in every six of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce are women.
A Sky spokeswoman said: “As our scholars could be based anywhere in the UK or Ireland, they will also have access to our worldleading Technology and Digital Hub in Leeds, our start-of-the-art facilities in Osterley and our tech campus in Scotland.”
Sky’s CEO Jeremy Darroch said: “This is all about giving young women with a passion for tech a real chance of reaching their full potential. There are too few women working in technology. This is a problem that needs resolving.”