By 2020 the UK needs to fill 766,000 new digital jobs, and train almost 2.3m digitally skilled workers to meet that demand. Much of the gap will be closed by increasing the number of women in tech and digital roles - from less than 1 in 4 to the 50% it could be.
Employers don’t just need hard technology skills though We know that soft skills are equally important - team work, capacity to learn quickly, self awareness, resilience and initiative are all essential qualities in the fast-paced world of today - and tomorrow.
There are some brilliant organisations focusing on increasing awareness of tech careers for girls, and on improving employability more generally. We are different.