Digital technology industries are growing at a rapid rate. But women remain under-represented in the workforce.
Coding sits at the heart of the sector and efforts are being made to provide women with the knowledge and support to build rewarding careers in the field.
For women who can code opportunities await.
So says the CEO of the social enterprise “Code Like a Girl”, Ally Watson.
According to the Australian Computer Society, women make up just 29 per cent of the technology workforce in Australia.
The proportion of female workers in tech is growing by less than one per cent (0.75%) each year.
One in five information technology graduates are women.
But diverse pathways to employment in the traditionally male-dominated sector are being opened up.