Melinda Matthews-Clarkson is a finalist in the Scottish Women in Technology (SWiT) Awards.
Alongside five other finalists, Melinda is shortlisted for the Leader of the Year category.
Now in its tenth year, SWiT launched the awards last year. It plays a part in making a positive impact on the gender diversity ratio in Scotland’s tech sector.
Melinda commented: “I’m delighted to be included alongside other leading women in tech, in Scotland.
“The tech industry has a huge skills gap and CodeClan is working to help solve the problem, but we can’t do that if we eliminate 50% of the country! Women only represent 17% of the tech industry in the UK and whilst we can’t solve the problem overnight, we can start to work towards the solution.
“Another initiative we have developed is the Digital Women’s Group, which takes place in Glasgow and Edinburgh. It’s so important that we create a space and environment for women to learn and grow. In addition, offering senior women in the industry as role models will encourage more women to want to work in the industry.
“Both junior and senior levels lack a gender balance. From understanding customers to bringing a different perspective, gender diversity brings value to businesses. It’s irresponsible to ignore that.
“CodeClan brings an opportunity for women to create a new career or help develop skills for career progression.”