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DID YOU KNOW?

The number of working women in technology is significantly lower than most other UK work sectors. Just 17% of those working in Technology in the UK are female.

17%

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Only 7% of students taking computer science A-level courses are female. Just half of the girls that study IT & Tech subjects at school go into a job in the same field.

7%

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Women in technology – Latest news and guides

We have put together 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. Whether you are a contractor, employed or even a recent graduate, we have everything you need to know.

Guide to Contracting for Women

Contracting is an increasingly popular way of working, particularly in the technology industry, and every contractor has their own reasons for enjoying it. Being a contractor means you’ll work for somebody else for a fixed period under a fixed contract to complete a task or project. Check out our contracting guide for women in technology.

The future of Women in Technology

The current stats aren’t particularly optimistic. Only one in six tech specialists in the UK are women, only one in ten are IT leaders and, worse still, despite significant growth in the number of women working in technology and IT roles, female representation in the technology sector has stalled over the last 10 years.

Top 10 influential Women in Technology

The number of women in important IT and technology roles has always been dramatically lower than that of men. Employers are trying their utmost to employ more women in the sector but there seems to be a lack of women entering the tech sector. This is mainly due to IT and technology being deemed as a male dominated subject to study at school.

Returnships

Returnships were introduced to Britain in 2014, they are described as high-level internships that are professionally paid and can last anywhere between 10 weeks and 6 months. The programmes are designed to help experienced professionals who have taken a career break get back into their senior roles.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace

Augusta Ada King, more commonly known as Ada Lovelace was the Countess of Lovelace born on December 10th, 1815. After fearing that she would inherit her father’s poetic interests and personality, and in an era where it was traditional for only men to study the topics, Ada’s mother raised her to love science, logic and mathematics.

Why are there so few women in STEM?

It is clear to see that women are underrepresented in STEM roles. Only 14% of the people working in STEM in the UK are female. Even though the tech industry is becoming more diverse and companies are creating resource groups to help them grow their diverse team, the gender gap is still an issue which needs tackling.


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