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December 21, 2022

Female tech talent initiative gains traction with UK banks

Starling Bank and Lloyds Banking Group are the latest financial institutions to sign up to UK female tech talent initiative Code First Girls, joining 26 other financial institutions seeking to improve the gender balance of their workforce.

Half of the UK’s banks are now participating in the initiative, according to Code First Girls, which has secured more than 100 new clients, including five government departments, since 2019. The organisation, which claims to be the UK’s largest provider of free coding courses for women, counts BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, NatWest and Bank of America among its partnerships.

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