Women in Technology and IT

Advice & Guides

Here you will find helpful articles and guides that can advise you on getting started in a career in technology or how to make it in the world of tech as a woman. Along with what job role is ideal for you, the skills required and how much you could earn from it.

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Why we need more women in senior roles

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Gender diversity is a subject that should be taken seriously by those at the top of any organisation. There is plenty of evidence that shows more female leaders will improve performance of private and public sector organisations. Below are just three key reasons to promote gender diversity:   Be more representative of your customers… For […]

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Everything you need to know on Returnships as a woman

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Returnships are high-level internships to help experienced professionals who have taken an extended career break, get back into their senior role. These are professionally paid and typically short contracts (3-6 months). Employers can really benefit from returnships as they can access a high-calibre diverse talent pool, they gain focused attention on a business-critical issue and […]

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FDM Group reports average gender pay gap of 6%

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FDM Group, a professional services company with a focus on IT and the largest IT graduate employers in the UK, has reported an average gender pay gap of 6% and a median pay gap of 0% compared to the UK average of 18.1%.   The group is an early adopter of gender pay gap reporting introduced by the […]

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How to make sure you’re fairly paid as a Woman

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Equal pay is your right to receiving the same wage as someone doing the same or broadly similar work as you and someone in the same job role as you. The most common reasons for pay differences is gender and generally women being paid less than a man in the same job as her. There […]

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Women of Silicon Roundabout 2017

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Women of Silicon Roundabout aims to inspire and connect women working in technology and provide them with cutting edge insight into trends and innovations in tech. The Women of Silicon Roundabout event enables development whether it is personal, professional or corporate through thought-leadership, interactive panels and deep-dive workshops. The event has become one of the UK’s […]

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International Women’s Day 2017

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What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is a globally recognised event that celebrates all of women’s achievements alongside fighting for gender equality. It all began in the early 1900’s when 15,000 women marched through New York demanding equal rights for women such as voting, better pay and shorter working hours.   Why do […]

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Kick Start A Career At The BBC

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If you want to increase your chances of successfully applying for a role at the BBC then attending their pre-application workshops might be just the boost you need.

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How to Start Freelancing in Tech

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You have the qualifications, you have the experience and you know your profession inside out, but how do you make that first step from employee to freelancer, how do you start out? There is a lot of advice I can share on how to become a successful freelancer, however, I’d like to focus on the […]

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GCHQ’s CyberFirst Girls Competition

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GCHQ is launching an exciting competition to inspire and encourage young girls to consider a career in cyber security. Teenage girls who spend hours online and on social media could become the UK’s next spies! Girls aged 13 to 15 will complete online tasks on their school computers that will cover logic and coding, network […]

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The UK’s Largest Tech Forum for Women

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everywoman is the expert for the advancement of women in business. With an active network of over 20,000 members and presence in over 100 countries, everywoman is recognised as the professional organisation that drives development of women at all levels. On February 9th, everywoman are holding the UK’s largest technology forum for women- the 2017 […]