Girl Geek Scotland and Digital Scotland’s ‘Tackling The Technology Gender Gap Together’ published

This year, Girl Geek Scotland worked with Digital Scotland to produce a report to inform, encourage and support school age girls to consider a career in technology and related sectors through a role model and mentoring initiative by Skills Development Scotland.

You can read more about this initiative here on the Our Skillsforce website, and view the report in full on the Skills Development Scotland website.

LEARNING: FREE webinars for tech employers to address the gender gap

Tech Employers – attract, recruit and retain more female talent!

Skills Development Scotland and Equate Scotland are delighted to launch a series of free webinars in partnership with the Digital Technologies Skills Group. These webinars will provide all digital technology employers whether start-up, SME or large, the advice, skills and insights needed to increase the number of women in tech.

  • The webinars will be an interactive guide through the following issues:
  • How to take positive action measures
  • How to recruit and retain women employees
  • The business and economic case for increases women’s representation in tech
  • Implementing flexible working
  • Overcoming challenges and barriers
  • Tackling biased language

The webinars will be accompanies by a Best Practice Guide with case studies from employers taking action on gender across Scotland.

This will be a 3 part series of 1.5 hour webinars taking place on the 18th, 24th and 27th of April. All you need to is register and logon from your desk to take part!


Girls into the Digital World

Skills Development Scotland are working with a range of partners to deliver a programme to inspire girls to consider careers in the digital sector.

In March, 36 girls are participating in a three day programme of visits, talks with role models, and “hands on” activities with employers Edinburgh College and Heriot Watt University.

The girls will:

  • Hear about varied and interesting career opportunities in this growth sector
  • Speak to women working in digital and information technology
  • Be encouraged to explore diverse career pathways including Modern Apprenticeship and degree routes

We are looking for volunteers to support these activities by coming along and speaking to girls in a speed networking session on Tuesday 15th March from 2pm in central Edinburgh.

If you are a woman working in the tech industry and you’d like to help, please contact Nicola Swan