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Technology sector 'needs more female talent'

4 September 2013

Business leaders need to encourage more young female talent to enter the technology industry. 

This is according to Neelie Kroes, European Commission (EC) vice-president, who discussed the issue at the recent opening of a technology festival - Campus Party Europe - in London, HR Magazine reports. 

"The problem is too many girls don't believe a career in technology is sexy enough," Ms Kroes stated. 

She added more needs to be done to show talented young females they can succeed in the industry. 

The EC vice-president said the issue starts with education and making girls aware technology is a viable career path.

Also speaking at the event was communications minister Ed Vaizey. He called on the industry to embrace diversity, but warned a lack of female talent is an issue that affects all sectors.

"If you're not making your workforce female-friendly then you're cutting off a large pool of talent," he stated.

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