Little Miss Geek is a campaign inspiring girls and women to want to change the world through technology. We want the next Mark Zuckerberg to be female.
Currently only 17% of the UK’s tech workforce is female and over the last 10 years this has been dropping by 0.5% each year. If we continue at this rate, by 2043 less than 1% of the tech industry will be female.
Since we have launched the campaign in Oct 2012 in the Apple store, there was no-one raising this issue. Since launch, a number of brilliant initiatives have launched and we are part of a government advisory board to bring all these initiatives together to further impact young women choosing STEM subjects. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-2000-new-jobs-and-apprenticeships-from-leading-stem-organisations
Our campaign has gained support from over 40 MPs including Theresa May and Ed Vaizey, and we won best social enterprise at the Women in Marketing awards. Most importantly, in one of our inner city Lodnon schools, we have increased the number of girls studying Computer Science by 52%.
We are now focusing our attention on vulnerable communities that are being left out of the technological revolution. By 2020 the UK alone will need to fill over 1 million jobs in technical roles.
Our current focus is female prisoners who voices are not being heard. 51% of women leaving prison are reconvicted within one year – for those serving sentences of less than 12 months this increases to 62%. For those women who have served more than 10 previous custodial sentences the reoffending rate rises to 88%. 
58% of women identified unemployment and lack of skills as problems contributing to their offending.The purpose of our new programme is to give women a better chance of a well paid job in the booming technology industry. 
If you’d like to help ensure vulnerable women are not being left out of the technological revolution then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
 Prison Reform Trust, 2012.
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