Programme to help women into tech careers
- 8th November 2016
- Women in Business
A new programme that aims to encourage more women to consider a career in technology is set to be launched this week.
The F-Disruptors programme was developed by CEO Debbie Edwards and set up in the North West by a group of women aiming to raise awareness of job opportunities in technology.
The launch of the F-Disruptors programme will take place on 9th November, with an event being held to enable the programme’s team to share their experience with Newcastle Central MP and Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation Chi Onwurah.
The team will also be giving presentations to anyone who is interested in encouraging more females into tech careers.
The event is being held as part of the Tech for Life initiative, which was set up by Campus North to help close the digital skills gap with support and training and to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, designers, developers and engineers.
According to Tech for Life Director Lyndsey Britton, there is a real need to get more young women interested in a career in these areas, and the initiative aims to deliver events, support and training, from skills training to mentoring and peer-to-peer learning such as F-Disruptors, to help encourage them.
F-Disruptors CEO Debbie Edwards commented: “We were delighted when Lyndsey and her team at Tech for Life invited us to bring our programme to the North East. The pace of growth in tech here is phenomenal and we want to ensure that young women from across the regions embrace the opportunities that this offers.”
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