Gender imbalance only puts 4% of girls off a career in IT, survey says

It’s nice to read some positive results on this subject, so thought I’d share this snippet.  

 

A survey by graduate careers site, targetjobs.co.uk has found that only 4% of female students are put off a career in IT despite an imbalance in gender within the industry.

 

The survey of over 400 undergraduates from UK universities, asked those studying a range of computing, IT, engineering and non-technical degrees their views on several career-related issues including  a question about whether or not women are put off careers in IT due the predominance of men in the sector.

 

Female students were asked if this puts them off joining the tech industry and good news…..it doesn’t seem to put them off at all – only 4% said yes.

 

However the female students suggested that employers can still do more to make the industry more appealing to women, through seeing more women in senior roles, flexible working and more help with career progression.

 

Chris Phillips, research and information director at GTI Media, said: “It is pleasing that women IT undergraduates are not put off IT careers because of the gender imbalance. They have some good suggestions for careers in this sector to be made more appealing to women. “

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