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OU research identifies barriers to women in IT

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Research findings released today (20 March) reveal that there are continuing barriers to overcome to enable women to be better represented in highly-skilled positions in UK Information Technology (IT), with lessons to be learned from their counterparts in India.

The OU project was led by Professor of Geography and Migration Parvati Raghuram, with co-investigator Dr Clem Herman, Senior Lecturer in Computing and Communications, and Research Associates Dr Gunjan Sondhi and Dr Esther Ruiz Ben. The project partners included the BCS, TechLondon Advocates, techUK and NASSCOM.

The findings are being presented at a breakfast seminar at TechLondon on 20 March: What can the UK learn from India to bridge the IT skills gap?

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