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Intellect round-table asks why women don't choose IT

Rebecca Thomson

Intellect, the IT trade association, is holding a round table event looking at the issue of women in IT today (Wednesday 14).

Women are still under-represented in the profession, making up around 19% of most departments, and the event will aim to look at why they are not attracted to working in IT.

Other issues to be examined will be the gender pay gap, the role of workplace culture in encouraging diversity, and how women holding senior IT positions view their role and address the issue.

Sarah Speake, head of communications at Google, will talk about how marketing can help, and Catherine Doran, CIO of Network Rail, will talk about her own experiences of working in IT.

Claire Curtis-Thomas MP is the parliamentary champion for women in industry and chair of an all-party group on women in science, design and engineering. Kate Craig Wood, CEO of IT company Memset, will talk about what she believes needs to be done to get women into IT.




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