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A ‘Socitm Women in IT’ group is being established by the Society to improve the visibility of women in IT; through raising the profile of talented & experienced women working to deliver local public services, promoting them as role models and presenting greater opportunities for public speaking & other engagements.
An immediate goal is to address the under-representation of women in IT. It is important to use the group to gain insights into the barriers preventing women joining IT and progressing their careers. The longer term aim will be working with young women at the point at which they are considering career options to assist and identify ways & means to support them into IT and IT management.