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Being an IT girl

How girls change the world through choosing careers in technology.

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Welcome to the world of technology

Did you know that girls across the Nordics find the technology and ICT industry boring and complicated, but there is a high need for talent in the field? To counter this lack of talent and to encourage girls to apply for a career in IT, Tietoevry put together this guidebook Being an IT girl.

The booklet provides girls and their parents and teachers with practical insights into the industry and its variety of job roles and possible career paths. 

The guide is targeted to girls aged 15-18 years old and their parents.

Check below inspiring career stories and download your own copy. 

Read the inspiring stories

Why you should consider a career in tech and how to get started – let’s hear from our experts who work in the core of technology and develop solutions that change the world for good!

Solving problems with technology.

"The opportunity to get deeply involved in-projects that are beneficial to society is the reason why I still really enjoy working here after ten years". Read Linnéa's story.

Protecting Norwegians’ online data

Meimona is a software developer who solves problems that are invisible to many and protects the privacy of online bank users.

I have “a-ha” moments every day

From a social worker to a developer! Read Magdalena's story. 

A humanist who hearts machines – what’s my code for success?

Before 2017, I had no clue what code was or how software was built. I studied linguistics and tourism management, hen a coding boot camp changed my working life for good.

Get your "Being an IT girl" guidebook

Download your English guidebook here. Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian version are coming soon.

Girls & Technology survey

Why should you encourage your daughter to choose a career in technology?

In the coming years, Nordic societies must become greener, more sustainable, and digitalised. When approaching these challenges, technology is crucial. Unfortunately, the technology industry lacks labour, making us highly dependent on recruiting and influencing people to choose education and careers within technology, especially girls.

The survey “Girls & Technology” conducted by YouGov in February 2022 on behalf of Tietoevry, shows that only 15 percent of female students from the age 15-25 in Norway and Finland consider education or a career in tech. Half of the girls are unwilling to pursue a tech career because it seems boring or complicated. Girls’ reluctance towards this line of work is in great contrast to the 36 percent of male students who consider pursuing tech.

Read more about the key findings

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