I have been busy writing a couple of articles about UKOUG WIT initiative for the OTechMag in the run up to Oracle Open World and also for our own Oracle Scene showcasing WIT participation in our Apps14 & Tech14 conferences in December.
I was appalled in my research that the current figure for Women in STEM jobs is only 13%, which drives home the need to encourage more women to step into IT.
When the media company UKOUG use offered to make a video for use to showcase their work we jumped at the chance to make this one on WIT.
Fiona Martin and I both sit on the UKOUG board as member advocates and know the challenges, but are proof there are great careers for those who are WIT. We recently attended a TParty event for WIT and loved their values of Inspire, Enable and Connect, very similar to ours.
And where will these women we want in IT come from? They are the Next Generation and this is also a very important initiative for UKOUG. Have a look at our first event at Birmingham City University.