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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How to Plan a Successful Virtual Event

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The events industry has been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first lockdown in the UK in March 2020, many companies and organisations have had to adjust to delivering their events virtually. Statista recently reported that in November 2020, the video communications app Zoom was experiencing a peak of 1.7 million daily active users in the […]

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Women in Tech: Top 10 Latest Statistics

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The benefits of diversity and inclusion are being discussed frequently in the tech space, especially when it comes to tech recruitment, and the conversations are only getting louder as awareness is increased. Because it’s discussed so often on social media, in articles, and other platforms, it can often feel as though progress is happening at the […]

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5 Female Tech Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021

in Advice & Guides, Career

2020 has been a challenging year that’s forced many to adapt to change in the face of adversity. Whilst there’s evidence emerging that suggests that women have suffered particularly due to the pandemic, 2020 has also been a successful year for female tech entrepreneurs, with many using the pandemic as an opportunity to re-focus and serve the […]

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Women in Software Engineering

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

As the world becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, and as advancements in technology continue to improve our quality of life, the demand for software engineers is rapidly increasing, especially in large consultancies and finance firms. Yet despite the growing demand for tech talent, it’s still a male-dominated area. With just 19% of the tech industry […]

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Diversity and Inclusion will Help to Shape the Future of Technology Transformation

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Mark Davies, Director of IT Application Delivery for Europe at Assurant discusses how diversity and inclusion will help to shape the future of technology transformation. Digital transformation is high on the agenda of almost every business across the world today. For the most part of this year, our working lives have changed in ways that […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Work in Tech?

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

In this myth-busting blog, Toni Kent explores the question: Do you need a degree to work in tech?   A classic myth about working in tech is that you need a degree to even get in the door. I’m not sure who or what to blame for this…. Corporate graduate recruitment schemes? Candidate recruitment companies? Careers […]

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Self-Care Tips for Women in Tech

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Micro Biz Mag recently conducted a survey which looked into the prevalence of work-related burnout, and out of the 1,000 people asked, as much as 22% had experienced burnout. Everyone feels the pressure, to some degree, to outperform, set higher and higher goals, chase promotions etc. and in the ‘plugged in’ world we live in where […]

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How to stop IT being a boys club

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Drawing from her own experience as well as research, in this guest blog, Toni Kent discusses how to stop IT from being a boys club.  When I was growing up there was a ‘Boys Club’ – a municipal building used by all members of the community for the benefit of educating, entertaining or occupying children. […]

Annette Murphy on Breaking into Technology as a Woman, Gender Diversity at Assurant, and more

in Advice & Guides, Interviews

This week at Women in Tech we caught up with Annette Murphy, Digital Engineer at Assurant. Assurant is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Assurant supports some of the world’s most recognisable brands, helping them solve their business challenges. Annette shared her thoughts on […]

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Women in Tech in Newcastle

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Recent data has suggested that tech companies in Newcastle brought in more than £25m in investment throughout 2018. The city is emerging as a burgeoning tech scene, with new opportunities for tech professionals, graduates, and career movers to put their skills towards a fresh challenge. Newcastle has been listed as one of the safest places to live in the […]