Today, 47% of middle and high school boys have considered pursuing a tech career, compared to 23% of girls. Girls' interest in tech jobs also decreases 30% after they enter high school. Some pin the tech workforce gender divide on the simple fact that women are less interested in technology than men – but we think there’s more to the story.
CompTIA, the voice of the technology industry, launched #MakeTechHerStory: a campaign created to shed light on the real reasons that drive, or detract from, girls’ interest in IT and tech careers. Through commissioned research that brought the conversation directly to girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 17, CompTIA hopes to inspire tech industry leaders, parents, educators and girls themselves to make the industry more inclusive.
Visit www.comptia.org/MakeTechHerStory to learn more about how you can help us #MakeTechHerStory.
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