Salford City Council is the first local authority in the country to sign up as a supporter of the Tech She Can charter, an initiative set up by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC UK) and 17 other founding organisations.
This is a commitment by organisations to work together to increase the number of women working in technology roles in the UK. It aims to tackle the root cause of the problem at a societal level by inspiring and educating young girls and women to get into tech careers and sharing best practice across the organisations involved.
Tech She Can’s vision is for women to be equal members in creating and developing the new tech business, products and services that shape our world.
Technology is one of Salford’s most important industries – yet far too few female students are choosing to go into it. As part of the campaign, Salford schools will be encouraged to boost girls’ interest and participation in technology, through free access to educational resources and toolkits that can be used by both boys and girls, in the classroom or at home. The Tech We Can lessons are designed around children’s interests, looking at areas such as tech for sports, travel, the environment and space, helping them to see the possibility that a career in technology can bring.
As a supporter of the charter, the council shows that it’s agreed to sign up to the following actions:
Supporting this charter builds on the council’s aim to become a digital city, an ambition which forms part of its wider vision for a more inclusive Salford, where everyone can reach their full potential. This commitment to Tech She Can will help ensure that Salford girls and women have the best chance of getting on in tech.
Get more information about the charter on the PwC website.