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Erin Gray, Scrum Master at Tecknuovo, explores why education will help us shatter the glass ceiling.
Let's talk about the elephant in the room. The tech industry has a diversity problem. Particularly when it comes to female representation.
According to recent research from PwC, only 15% of people in STEM roles are women and worse still, only 5% of leadership positions are held by women. This has to change. The gender gap starts in schools and continues through every stage of education, with male students making up the majority in all STEM subjects with the exception of biology.
There are many different factors that contribute to the gender disparity, but perhaps the biggest and easiest to remedy is a lack of information about what careers in tech involve, which contributes to a staggering 61% of women not pursuing careers in the industry. We need to act now to prevent the gender gap from widening.
Continue reading: https://www.computing.co.uk/sponsored/4060211/shattering-glass-ceiling-ground
 

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