Girls and ICT
Girls and women are under-represented in professional Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) careers and studies. The Australian Computer Society states that:
“Information Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia today, yet only about 20% of the people who work in the ICT industries are women”.
AWE is focussed on eliminating barriers to the full participation of women in society.
Actions AWE has taken in this area include:
- developing a Girls and Information and Communication Technologies policy;
- running a national Girls and ICT project;
- creating a kit to support running Girls and ICT events; and
- publishing two issues of Redress focussing on Girls and ICT.