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    Tech Insights Podcast – IT Girls Foundation

    In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, diversity and inclusion have become crucial focal points. However, despite efforts to bridge the gender gap, women remain underrepresented in the tech industry. Yet, amidst this disparity, there shines a beacon of hope in the form of IT Girls Foundation, a charity foundation dedicated to empowering and encouraging women to pursue careers in technology. In our most recent Technology Insights podcast episode, I had the privilege to delve into the inspiring journey of IT Girls Foundation, joined by Adrianna Klimczak, one of its joint founders.

    Founded on the belief that every girl has the potential to excel in STEM, IT Girls Foundation takes a holistic approach to fostering interest and expertise in the tech field. From engaging with young girls in at grassroots stage at school to providing support and upskilling opportunities for women already in the industry, their initiatives span across various stages of life and career.

    One of the key aspects highlighted in the podcast episode was IT Girls’ focus on early intervention. Adrianna emphasised the importance of introducing technology to girls at a young age, breaking the stereotype that it’s a male-dominated domain. By organising workshops and interactive sessions in schools, IT Girls ignites curiosity and enthusiasm among girls, laying the foundation for future pursuits in tech. Adrianna also discussed IT Girls latest initiative, METsy girl. A doll created to change stereotypes that young girls may be faced with from a very young age.

    Moreover, IT Girls Foundation recognises the significance of mentorship and support networks in navigating the tech industry. Whether it’s providing career advice, technical training, or simply a supportive community, IT Girls strives to create a nurturing environment for women in tech.

    What sets IT Girls Foundation apart is its commitment to continuous learning and development. Adrianna spoke passionately about their efforts to upskill women already working in the tech industry, recognising that staying relevant in a rapidly evolving field requires ongoing education and adaptation. Through partnerships with companies and educational institutions, IT Girls facilitates training programs and workshops, equipping women with the latest skills and knowledge to thrive in their careers.

    As the podcast episode unfolded, it became evident that IT Girls Foundation is not just about bridging the gender gap in tech; it’s about empowering women to realize their full potential and become leaders in the industry. Adrianna’s enthusiasm and dedication reflected the organisation’s unwavering commitment to this mission, inspiring listeners to join the movement towards a more inclusive and diverse tech ecosystem.

    The podcast episode shed light on the remarkable work of IT Girls Foundation in championing women’s empowerment in technology. From nurturing young talent to supporting women at every stage of their careers, IT Girls embodies the spirit of resilience, determination, and inclusivity. As we strive for a future where gender equality is the norm in tech, initiatives like IT Girls Foundation serve as guiding beacons, illuminating the path towards a brighter, more equitable tomorrow.

    Want some more Tech Industry insights? Head of Technology, Adrian Duffy sat down with Jabrail Abdinbayov to discuss topics around getting into the technology industry, from apprenticeship’s  to mentor advice, there is lots of insight to take from this podcast episode.

    Catch the full episode here – Getting into the Technology Industry