When the Cyber Girls First Community Interest Company was formed five years’ ago, it was supported by many people. We have put on 30 events across England and Wales, encouraging girls aged 11-14 to consider taking Computer Science at GCSE. The GCSE results in 2019 showed for the first time ever, girls overtaking boys in the top three pass marks for Computer Science, Maths and Physics.
We receive amazing support from JPMorgan, Field Fisher, Search Recruitment, YouthFed, Oracle, GCHQ/NCSC, AVAYA, ISACA, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, Accenture, NW Business Leaders and various regional on-line police crime groups.
The girls take part in interactive programmes and the presenters talk to the girls in small groups to discuss careers. The project was launched in 2015 and the events are hosted by companies and universities to give the girls an insight into what is available to them.
The Coronavirus is certainly causing delays, and the upcoming events in Manchester (19th March) and Lancaster University (May) have been postponed for the time being, but as soon as it is safe to do so we will re-book them. Whilst we are unable to run our events, we are discussing exciting new venues for events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Malvern Hub, London School of Economics, Field Fisher (London) and Colt Technology for the future.
Stay safe, help your neighbours, friends and family and try to learn something new every day!