The gender imbalance in the IT sector could be redressed in the coming years thanks to the growing familiarity with electronic components.
Maggie Berry, managing director of jobs board Women in Technology, told delegates at the recent 360 IT event that women are more communicative than their male counterparts.
As a result, they have a growing awareness of mobile technology and software-based equivalents like social networking.
Ms Berry posed the question of whether a greater understanding of electronic components in the modern method of communication will lead to more female IT applicants.
She wondered of the "next generation coming through, that have grown up with IT, whether they would consider it more as a career because they're so used to using it on a day-to-day basis".
This compares with adults whose first encounter with a mobile phone may have been ten years ago, whereas children as young as six now have their own handset.