Last year, women accounted for less than a fifth of the UK s IT workforce.

The number of jobs required by the technology industries is predicted to significantly exceed every other sector.

We hear a lot about the stigma associated with coding, the lack of female role models and the way parents raise their children in a gender stereotypical way which fails to introduce their daughters to computing.

Launched to inspire and encourage more young women to enter the technology industry, the project addresses the many myths that surround this traditionally male-dominated sector.

We want women to see that it s not just a job for maths graduates, but more akin to learning a creative language.

Women need to realise that coding will provide a gateway into today s job market and that without it, they could be increasingly marginalised.

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