Women in IT: Chi Onwurah, Labour Shadow Cabinet Office MinisterDate: Jul 15, 2013
Women have so much to offer IT, it is up to all of us to all of us to make sure the UK realises
the full potential of new technologies by properly engaging and supporting women. 25 years after
as an electrical engineer, Chi Onwurah condemns the lack of progress in the proportion of women entering IT and suggests there is now a window of opportunity for change.
Chi Onwurah was elected at the 2010 General Election as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central. The former head of telecoms technology at Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, she became the Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills (Innovation, Science and Digital Infrastructure) in 2010, and is a board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.