Closing The Tech Gender Gap Starts In Childhood

Jessica Bateman: From toys to language, teaching girls basic skills and busting gender myths from an early age could encourage more women into tech careers.

The tech industry’s gender imbalance is no secret – only 17% of technology specific jobs are held by women.

Projects to counter the problem, from conferences to mentorship programmes, are becoming widespread but are usually aimed at women already embarking on careers.

Could we be doing more to close this gap during childhood?

There is overwhelming evidence that our early years are crucial in shaping how we see the world and our place in it.

From as early as…

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