How to help create segregation of men and women, thanks go to local councils and national government... 😬 I'm not in support of #segregation
, what happened to #equality
FEMALE entrepreneurs are being offered free training and support to improve their digital skills
"The Department for Culture, Media and Sport/ BDUK have initiated the superfast broadband project nationwide and as part of the Demand Stimulation/Take Up work have subsequently gone on to develop the Women and Broadband Challenge fund. This is a pilot scheme to see if this sort of targeting funding can make a difference to specific demographic groupings. This is a 6-month pilot and if successful then the hope is that further government funding will be released for other demographic groups and similar projects.
National research has shown that 50% less women than men are digitally confident and citing a fear of failure would stop them from starting a business.
By providing focussed funding the government hope that it will help equalise labour force participation and increase economic growth by 0.5% per year, with a potential gain of 10% of GDP by 2030. There could also be an extra one million female entrepreneurs if women started businesses at the same rate as men and in addition there are over 2.4 million women who are not in work but want to work, and over 1.3 million women who want to work more hours but cannot due to family commitments."
Read more here: http://www.wenta.co.uk/wab