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A week in secondary: 17 February 2017

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An initiative will promote greater use of female role models and mentors in schools. The scheme, which includes an initial survey seeking schools’ views on how to tackle gender stereotyping, is a response to research showing that women fill only 18 per cent of digital technology roles in Scotland. Evelyn Walker, of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, chair of the Gender Work Stream for Digital Technologies Skills, said role models and mentors were “incredibly valuable” in showing the broad range of routes into IT. The project will be run by Girl Geek Scotland.

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