The partnership aims to promote more job opportunities for women in technology
London, 30 April 2018 – Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) today announces its pledge to support Tech She Can, an industry charter launched to encourage inclusivity and increase the number of women working in the technology industry.
The partnership aims to challenge stereotypes in the technology industry and encourage more women to get involved in the sector. Demand for data centre capacity is growing, and with this comes the need for talented individuals of equal gender to join the field.
According to research conducted by PwC into Women in Tech, over a quarter of female students have been put off a career in technology as it is too male-dominated, with only 3 per cent of female respondents saying it’s their first choice. This is evident in the fact that 23 per cent of STEM roles are held by women, and scantly 15 per cent of STEM management roles are occupied by women.
Colt DCS joins forces with other leading industry organisations on the Tech She Can Charter to inspire more women to get involved in technology careers. It will also showcase female mentors in the industry to encourage empowerment amongst peers, as well as demonstrate the wide range of future career possibilities for young women.
“The data centre industry is thriving, and we need new talent who can bring a variety of skills, experiences and background to support our business growth. One of the key barriers to getting more women into the STEM careers is down to the lack of information of what working in the sector entails, as well as the opportunity and encouragement for these individuals to thrive.”
“We are excited to have the opportunity to support Tech She Can and challenge the stereotypes of the data centre and technology industry, and work together to empower women to break into the industry,” Brunner added.
Sheridan Ash, Women in Tech leader at PwC and The Tech She Can Charter founder, said:
“Waiting until women are entering work is simply too late - to boost the number of females in technology we need to take coordinated action to start inspiring girls to consider technology careers while they are still at school.
“By working together we can reach more females at an earlier stage of their lives. We need to work harder to raise awareness about the exciting range of technology roles out there, in a sector that has the power to change the world. Technology is open to all and we need to get that message across.
“We welcome other organisations to sign up to our Charter and take action to solve this important problem."
About Tech She Can Charter
For more information on The Tech She Can Charter, the signatories, and how to get involved please visit www.pwc.co.uk/techshecan
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