10 February 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was the guest of honour as Girl Geeks Scotland, an organisation for women working in the creative, computing and enterprise industries moves forward into a new era.
Formed in 2009 Girl Geek Scotland has established itself as a strong network to support women throughout their careers. They recognise the need to tackle skills shortages by making technology-based working environments as welcoming as possible and redressing the gender balance in a currently unequal workforce.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
A career in digital technology and industries is something women have traditionally been less likely to pursue than their male peers. Organisations like Girl Geek Scotland not only help Scotland in its ambition to create more women entrepreneurs, but they also allow women to discover the opportunities and benefits that a career in technology can bring.
I admire and support the work of Girl Geek Scotland to help address the gender imbalance within the sector’s workforce, which is a vital part of our own ambition and efforts to develop a world class digital economy in Scotland.”
— Edinburgh Napier Uni (@EdinburghNapier) February 9, 2016
Edinburgh Napier University is taking over as parent organisation and partner. Pictures credited to Edinburgh Napier University.