TILG and Dev Clever Inspire at ‘CyberGirls First’ Event

Chris Jeffries


Only 12% of the IT/coding and cyber workforce is made up of females, with this proportion smaller than it was in 1984 and 60% of the codebreakers at Bletchley Park in WW2 were women … So why have these numbers dramatically decreased?  

CyberGirls First works with schools to introduce female pupils aged 11-14 to IT, coding and cyber security with the aim of encouraging pupils to take an interest in these areas before choosing their GCSE courses.

Ben Dyer and Keith Hayes were thrilled to be invited to talk at the October event in Manchester to challenge beliefs that only boys can succeed in the IT sector and to inspire the pupils to consider cyber as a future world of work.

Keith Hayes said, “It was an absolute pleasure to attend the event at Accenture in Manchester and to continue our relationship with CyberGirls first.  It is vital that we encourage young females to look at cyber as a future option for a rewarding career and I am a passionate advocate for this.  Thank you to CyberGirls First for inviting Ben and I to present at the event and we look forward to attending similar events in the future”.

CyberGirls First compliments our ongoing pledge to close the growing skills gaps across the world and to prepare young people with the skills required for their future world of work.  Our interactive platform, launchyourcareer.com encourages students to explore future careers and supports them to achieve their career ambitions.

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