Last Friday CECS hosted the launch of the Tech Girls are Superheroes campaign by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash. The campaign aims to encourage more girls to take up careers in computing and information technology.
Female participation in IT stands at a mere 25 percent, against 45 percent for other careers. The Tech Girls Are Superheroes campaign aims to inspire school girls to redress this balance and take up technology careers.
“I was delighted to attend the launch, but more importantly I was heartened by the dedication that was shown towards greater gender equality in non-traditional roles such as IT,” Senator Cash said.
The tech girls are superheroes campaign is based on an animated story book containing stories of 26 talented technology and engineering “Tech Girls,” written by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen.
“Tech Girls Are Superheroes is a fun and innovative story book highlighting the fantastic opportunities in technology and engineering,” Dr Beekhuyzen said.
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