Girls in Tech UK is a team of ambitious women who work and live in the IT sector of UK with common interest in promoting all others in the sisterhood who have interests in technologically developing the world. We aim to debate, reflect and discuss topics that highlight every aspects of what it is like to be an entrepreneur in the tech world mostly in UK. As each one of us has experiences we wanted to share, we thought of creating a common space to do so which was why this promotional website came into being.
We strongly believe that it is time to spread awareness against these issues and create campaigns that persevere to aid in positive thinking of women who want to join the tech business. The parents need to be educated on the benefits of their girl coding or getting into web designing amongst a wide range of other career opportunities. The industries need to be shown results of how much progress they can achieve with more women participation. The men have to be trained to show respect to their colleagues. Most importantly, the women have to be encouraged in all ways possible to join this industry and lead the society to a better future.It has been proven that woman’s contribution leads to higher success rates and returns and merely curbing it is unsustainable and illogical. If helped in the right way especially through mediums like mentoring and with the adequate amount of resources, a lot of new ideas can be nurtured. We try to keep narrowing down ways that will encourage more participation for we believe that the woman have a lot of skills and capabilities that they can bring on board.
A few reasons that curb progress are:
- Stereotypes against women such as the fact that they should not voice their opinions or are not as capable as men of having a holistic thinking process when it comes to technology
- Perspectives that only men should study subjects in STEM and women should go for lighter things like art
- Directing the school girls to take up other fields and stay away from engineering as the career opportunities lack and it is difficult to set foot in the industry on a large scale
- Women should not be paid as much as men even if they give the same amount of output