Knowle West Media Centre has created a series of photographic portraits to mark International Women’s Day 2014.
Female staff, visitors and young women involved with KWMC created giant placards to illustrate facts, hopes and aspirations – and why they believe it’s important to support young women. They were then photographed holding their card.
View the gallery below or visit the Tumblr post: www.womenofkwmc.tumblr.com
We have worked with young people since our inception in 1996 and we are currently planning a new programme to support more young women to gain the skills and knowledge needed to enter and progress in the technology workforce, which currently has a significant gender imbalance. Only 17% of the technology workforce is female and this figure is decreasing by 0.5% each year.
KWMC wants to support young people to become producers as well as consumers of technology. We want to encourage more girls and young women to experiment, learn new digital skills and develop ideas so that they are better able to recognise a wider range of opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.
Further details about the ‘Girls in Tech’ programme coming soon. Contact Penny for more information.
E-Skills (2011) Analysis of data from the ONS Labour Force Survey 2001 to 2010, London.