“InnovateHer is pledging its commitment to assist more than 55 schools and reach over 1,000 girls by 2020.” This is a bold statement and wouldn’t it be great to have this national programme delivered in Lancashire?
InnovateHer, a social enterprise founded in Liverpool has now launched in 26 schools across the North West in 2018, will work with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to deliver an eight-week after-school programme in the region.
The programme is designed to encourage greater equality and diversity in technical roles by giving girls aged 12-16 access to the skills, self-belief and confidence to pursue a career in technology.
Speaking to Business Cloud, Jo Morfee, co-founder of InnovateHer says;
“The InnovateHer team are simultaneously working with digital and tech companies through a membership and consultancy offer, to create more inclusive workplaces for the next generation to work within. It’s critical that young people are given the opportunity to learn key digital skills from an early age, as the majority of roles now require digital skills. We also have a gender gap in the industry – just 20 percent of tech roles in the North West are taken by women. That’s why we’re on a mission to change the narrative, because we believe that everyone, regardless of background or identity, should be given the opportunity to follow the path that they choose.”
InnovateHer is currently seeking industry mentors to help lead the programme, and business partners to help with delivery. Further details can be found by clicking here.