Collectively, we inspire and educate girls and women to study technology subjects and pursue technology careers so that they have an equal opportunity to participate in the jobs of the future.
We recognise the potential of all women and girls.
We are champions of change.
We believe in technology for all.
We harness the power of collaboration.
Tech She Can was founded in 2018 by Sheridan Ash MBE with 18 like-minded individuals who are all passionate about improving the pipeline of women going into technology roles. Recognising that the gender imbalance couldn’t be solved by a single organisation, and that collaboration was needed across sectors, government and educators, the founding members joined forces to set up The Tech She Can Charter.
Since 2018, Tech She Can membership has grown ten-fold to over 200 member organisations.
Research commissioned by Sheridan and carried out by PwC UK, revealed the extent of the gender imbalance in the tech industry. Just 27% of the A-level and university age females surveyed were interested in careers in technology, compared to 62% of males - while only 3% of females cited technology as their first choice career.
The findings highlighted what was deterring girls and young women from choosing technology subjects and careers, and showed how important it was for them to be inspired and educated about technology, the breadth of careers available and its importance in shaping our world. It was clear that teachers and schools needed to be armed with the right materials and resources to do this too.
In 2021, we were awarded charitable status.