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New grant aims to keep women in tech jobs

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A special gift for the non-profit group Chic Geek Wednesday as the province came through with a $47,000 grant.

The purpose of Chic Geek is to reverse the trend of women leaving careers in technology and to encourage their efforts.

Minister for the Status of Women Stephanie McLean said it’s something she wholeheartedly supports.

“We do know that more women are getting their university degrees but unfortunately, the gender pay gap still exists and women are leaving their careers, we know that, part way through in numbers much higher than men are,” she said.

The grant also marks this week’s celebration of Ada Lovelace Day.

Lovelace is recognized as the first computer programmer.