Based upon the slogan ‘If she can see it, she can be it’, Manchester Digital have set up this excellent initiative with this mission focus:
- To engage more young women across Greater Manchester to consider careers in digital and technology
- To use the power of real role models in the industry to bring this to life
- Provide valuable awareness and insights of tech employers and access to local opportunities for young women
- To provide support for educators and career leads
The book I recommended within my content is:
There’s plenty to chew on in this book – yes a lot of the material is drawn from newspaper articles but there’s a significant sprinkling of academic paperwork in there too – and it’s designed as a conversational starting point rather than an academic treatise – it does raise a lot of questions about how everything is built around ‘the default man’ and how many ways women (and men) lose out because of this … and there’s a rant around pockets too. The assumption that something is ‘normal’ is highlighted well – things that seem ‘objective’ are built on years of normalising something that doesn’t seem to be so. Very readable.
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.