- Challenge what academic backgrounds are needed for first jobs at your company. Academic life and work life are very different, and when starting careers attitudes and behaviour tend to be more important that academic backgrounds. With fewer females having STEM backgrounds it’s harder to improve the ratios of females in technology if this is a strict criteria for first or entry roles. Challenge yourself and your business on whether this is necessary or could you more flexibly apply this criteria.
- Offer one year internships for either school leavers or sandwich university students for young women to help give them a foundational experience of careers in technology.
- Offer work experience to young girls. Schools are always looking for work experience placements for their students to give them on the job experience about real life jobs and careers.
- Talk at schools or offer school days in your company for young girls. There are a number of myths that young girls have about what a career in technology is really all about coupled with a lack of female role models. Talking to local schools and offering one day tech careers experiences can help dispel such myths and inspire young girls into tech.
Course which lets students design & build apps in teams. Volunteering opportunities for women to offer advice/mentor groups on their app or to give talks on their career
Our goal is to transform the way technology is taught in schools; to empower students from all backgrounds to seize the opportunities of our digital age and create solutions to the problems they care about, using technology.
Show girls there are women in tech–become an Apps for Good expert-just 1 hour of time to Skype or visit school.
Girls in Coding
Mini tech conferences and meet-ups.
Empower women in technology by simply providing them with more visibility. What we do is we host mini tech conferences and meet-ups where a majority of our speakers – unlike other tech conferences – are women. That’s all.
Panel Events: Hear from women about their amazing roles
within STEM, their stories and their advice for you, the next generation.
Hackathons: We’ll teach you all you need to know to create
your own mobile app, game or website and then you can enter our ‘Demo Day’
competition on your own or in a team.
School Workshops: Try out some Science, Technology, Engineering
and Maths at the offices of our friends in industry. Perhaps you’ll create an app for a music festival, design a theme park or create a new way to travel.
More than mentoring: Student to Stemette matches girls aged 15 and over with women in industry for 4 months. They also receive work experience and other career opportunities.
To inspire the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields by showing them the amazing women already in STEM via a series of panel events, hackathons, exhibitions, and mentoring schemes.
Volunteer via bit.ly/stemettesvolunteer
Or speak to senior people at your company for a deep partnership.
Club helps young people learn coding in a fun, collaborative way.
Free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people; girls-only clubs available.
Volunteer to help run a dojo.
TECHFUTURE WOMEN’S NETWORK
Tech Future Network keeping women volunteers informed of opportunities they can support in inspire young women in Tech.
Lively one-day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.
TeenTech runs lively one-day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.We are an award winning, industry-led initiative, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.TeenTech events take place at venues across the UK – at each event 300 pupils from 30 different schools benefit from hands-on exhibits and challenges run by leading organisations.
Sponsor, host or volunteer for an event.