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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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 […]

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Ways to increase equality in the Tech industry

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In the past, inequality in the workplace has been a huge issue, for a long time this problem was ignored. The matter is perfectly summed up by multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett.  “What a waste of human talent – 50% of the population was pushed off into the corner for 200 years.”   The problem One […]

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Why We Need More Women in Senior Roles

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Women Senior Roles 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 […]

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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 […]