Women in Technology and IT

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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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How to get started in IT Security

in Skills Sector

IT or Cyber Security is the information technology processes and practices that protect computers, networks, data and programmes from cyber-attacks and unauthorised access. IT Security plays a crucial role within the government, finance companies, military, hospitals and most private business who store a large amount of data in their computer systems. There are a number […]

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The Female All-stars of Tech City

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The number of women starting their own business in the UK grew by 42% between 2010-2016, with almost a third of new businesses now founded by women. These stats are encouraging, and although no official statistics exist for the number of women with startups in Shoreditch, there are some high profile female CEOs in the […]

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How to become a Software Developer

in Skills Sector

The demand for software developers is ever increasing so there is no time like the present to start your career! To become a software developer, having a practical knowledge of programming skills such as java and visual basic would be extremely beneficial. The main skills employers will be looking for in a software developer are […]

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Gender Discrimination Is Hindering Tech Industry growth

in Advice & Guides, Career

Sopra Banking Software uncover why it is that men still dominate senior positions in Tech and why men are out-earning women, even in equal positions. The UK gender pay gap won’t close until 2069 unless measures are taken to combat it now. That’s another 53 years that women will continue to pay a higher price […]

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St Andrews female graduate is Young Software Engineer of the Year

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Gala Malbasic who graduated from the University of St Andrews in the summer has been named Young Software Engineer of the Year 2017. The Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards are given to the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland. Gala won first […]

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Survey: Women working in tech value fulfilling work and flextime over salary

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A survey of people working in IT and tech has found that women in the sector are more motivated by the kind of projects they can work on, and flexible working arrangements, than salary.   Speaking to 1,050 people in IT and tech, Evolution found that 29% of women say the type of projects and […]

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Teen writes children’s book to encourage young girls to learn to code

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Sasha Ariel Alston is a 19-year-old college student at Pace University studying information systems and marketing. When she found her love for coding she noticed there weren’t many girls, especially of colour, that shared her love for the topic. Because of this, she decided to write a children’s book- Sasha Savvy Loves to Code. Sasha […]

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IT courses from Top Universities in the UK

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Choosing IT courses at university can be difficult. Sometimes it can seem like there are an overwhelming amount of options, specifically for those who don’t know what they want to do with their career. For women leaving school who are interested in tech, choosing an information technology degree will enable them to learn a lot about […]

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6 Things A Woman In Tech Should Know

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Chloe Sumsion studied computer science for four years in college and has worked as a software engineer at Lucid Software for almost two years. Chloe shares below a few words of wisdom for women in tech or those wanting to join the sector.   Don’t Let the Fact That You’re a Minority Trip You Up […]

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Successful start-ups by women in the tech industry

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Tech startups There is an increasing number of stories regarding women in the tech industry who successfully grow their start-up businesses. Below are six examples of tech startups with women at the head of the company. TheSkimm The first example of women in tech who are making steps to alter the industry are entrepreneurs Danielle Weisberg and […]