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EU: Going Digital: the future of work for women

Close gender gaps in access to, and in the use of, new technologies. The job effects of digitalisation also depend on access. About 60% of the world population, many of them women in low- and middle-income countries, still have no access to the internet: 250 million fewer women are online than men; and 1.7 billion women do not own a mobile phone (ITU, 2017). Many women face affordability barriers due to higher levels of female poverty and less access to financial services.

https://www.oecd.org/employment/…

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A third of UK females interested in STEM careers put off before leaving secondary school

Debut, a student and graduate careers app, has today published a report that reveals the reason why females aged 16-24 are not pursuing career aspirations in STEM industries. The report reveals that despite almost half (46%) of all females considering a STEM career while at school, only 13% make it through to fulfilling their plans.

https://www.recruitment-internat…

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UK Commission for Employment and Skills: Gender and digital

Just one quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector are female, new research shows. The findings, released today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show the proportion of women is down from 33% in 2002 - far below the UK average of 47%.

The shortfall comes at a time where skilled staff are in high demand: the research found there were a higher proportion of vacancies in digital and creative than across the economy as a whole, with high-level roles such as programmers and web developers remaining unfilled. The industries now face a battle for talent. Projections suggest that 1.2m people will be needed to fill jobs in the sector by 2022.

https://www.gov.uk/government/ne…

The Tilted Playing Field: Hidden Bias in Information Technology Workplaces

While 82 percent of men in startups believed their companies spent the “right amount of time” addressing diversity, nearly half of women — 40 percent — disagreed, saying “not enough time was devoted.”

http://www.lpfi.org/the-tilted-p…

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