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If there is a problem encouraging bright students into STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths), there is an even bigger problem encouraging young women in.

Today marks Ada Lovelace Day which celebrates the successes of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Ada Lovelace is often referred to as the first computer programmer, after her work on Charles Babbage’s early general-purpose computer. As we celebrate the achievements of women in STEM, there is an opportunity for a discussion around the need for more of our young people and in particular more young women to choose careers in STEM, over traditional professions such as law.

Read more about Ada Lovelace Day at http://findingada.com