Black women remain significantly under-represented with the IT profession, making up less than one per cent of the industry, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Coding Black Females (CBF) are both committed to closing this gap, as part of building a highly competent and ethical profession that promotes talent from the widest possible range of backgrounds
Given this shared goal of developing the careers of black women in the digital fields, BCS and CBF are pleased to announce a joint bursary which will see 50 individual members of CBF provided with a year’s free BCS membership, as well as a range of mentoring and other career development benefits.
Watch the interview between Coding Black Females and BCS to find out more about how you can benefit from the bursary. You can also listen to the podcast recording.
Find out what BCS are doing about Diversity and Inclusion: BCS Diversity and inclusion
To apply for the bursary, you must
With the membership, you'll have access to the following
You will be asked to provide the following information
This information will be used by Coding Black Females to assess your eligibility for the bursary
An important part of encouraging more black women into IT is seeing more people they can relate to and having role models they can aspire to be. BCS will be reaching out to the 50 successful applicants to help with promotional activity around diversity in IT if they are happy to do so.