Jobs for the Girls: Encouraging girls to consider qualifications and careers in IT
As part of EduGeek's activities at Education Innovation : the leading event for learning technology : Manchester, 8/9 March we are taking part in the debate around women in IT.
I will be joining the debate chaired by Chair: Julia Dennison (editor, Education Executive) along with Sue Nieland (E-Skills) / Genevieve Smith-Nunes (Sussex Downs College) / Helen Wollaston (WISE/UKRC) / Hannah Jones (Connected Learning).
As part of this I would like to ask a few questions of our female members and even have a quick chat with some of you about your experiences of working in IT.
How long have you been working in IT?
Is this your first, second, third, etc career?
What other jobs / roles have you done previously?
How many interviews did it take to get your first job in IT?
Have you ever felt that being female is a help or a hindrance to gaining a job in IT?
If you were considering IT (or other engineering / programming careers) whilst at school what support did you receive?
If any of the above is difficult to answer publicly feel free to PM me and it will be treated in complete confidence.
If you are happy for me to quote you during the debate please let me know.
As someone who believes in meritocracy it is an interesting debate to take part in.