Little Miss Geek is a campaign inspiring girls and women to want to change the world through technology.
We want the next Mark Zuckerberg to be female. Currently only 17% of the UK’s tech workforce is female and over the last 10 years this has been dropping by 0.5% each year. If we continue at this rate, by 2043 less than 1% of the tech industry will be female. Since we have launched the campaign in Oct 2012 in the Apple store, there was no-one raising this issue. Since launch, a number of brilliant initiatives have launched and we are part of a government advisory board to bring all these initiatives together to further impact young women choosing STEM subjects. Our campaign has gained support from over 40 MPs including Theresa May and Ed Vaizey, and we won best social enterprise at the Women in Marketing awards. Most importantly, in one of our inner city London schools, we have increased the number of girls studying Computer Science by 52%.
First off, we REALLY need your help ensuring that girls are part of our technological revolution. We will not rest until 50% of the tech and games workforce is female and we can’t do this without YOU. We really need the support of men as well if we are to change things so if you are a bloke, please get involved. Some ways you can have be part of our campaign:
Become a Partner
Currently only 17% of the tech workforce is female and this is going down each year by 0.5%. (E-skills, 2011). We are putting together a call to action for the Little Miss Geek campaign to galvanise support and raise national awareness of the issue.
Tell Your Story
If you work in the tech or games industry (or wish you did but never did anything about) please write a post for us about your journey. The only criteria is that you inspire others. Please contact [email protected].
Buy the Book
For more information visit: http://littlemissgeek.org/