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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.

The Rise of Women Taking Jobs in Engineering

in Advice & Guides, Skills Sector

Skyscanner are currently hiring for a number of exciting engineering roles. Find out more, and apply here. Traditionally, engineering has been a male dominated job. In the past, few women entered STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related careers. However, the situation is starting to change. This change is important because there is currently a […]

5 benefits of returnships

4 Benefits of Returnships for UK Businesses

in Advice & Guides, Career

Returnships are effectively high level internship programmes that enable people returning to work following a career break to get back into their senior roles, ensuring their existing skills are up-to-date and improved before they fully immerse themselves back into their careers. They have only been a concept in UK businesses for around 6 years so […]

4 key benefits of inclusion in the workplace

4 Key Benefits of Inclusion in the Workplace

in Advice & Guides

There’s a myriad of benefits for companies and organisations to foster a more diverse and inclusive workplace. With the Millennial and Gen Z generations being the most diverse in history it is important now more than ever to get serious about inclusion in the workplace. The upcoming generation of workers will be the most diverse […]

10 varied jobs for women in tech

It’s Not Just Programming! 8 Varied Jobs for Women in Tech

in Advice & Guides

If you are interested in a career in tech but not necessarily in programming or coding specifically, there are plenty of opportunities in the technology sector that require no coding skills at all. The talent pool is broad in tech, and the demand for varied skills is expanding further still as technology is incorporated into […]

top 10 female tech vloggers on youtube

Top 10 Female Tech Vloggers on YouTube

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Since it launched in 2005, YouTube has seen some phenomenal growth with around 2bn logged in users each month. YouTube is accessible in over 80 languages and in over 91 countries, and according to recent statistics this means around 95% of the population have access to YouTube without language being a barrier. That same research has also revealed a glimpse into the future of viewing habits, with 6 out of 10 people preferring online video platforms to traditional TV[…]

5 top tips for starting a women's network

5 Top Tips for Starting a Women’s Network at Your Company

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Women’s network groups connect women from all different departments within a business, to share experiences, brainstorm new initiatives, and increase connections. It’s important to clarify the logistics of setting up your women’s network in order to set the group up for success. Fundamentals to think about are group structure, meeting places and times, core focuses, […]

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Company Ethics: The Key to Boosting Diversity in the UK Tech Sector in 2020

in Advice & Guides

Key findings from a new survey conducted by travel tech giant Trainline have given the tech sector a boost of optimism about what the future holds with regards to more diversity and gender balance in tech. The survey was answered by 1,000 people currently working in tech, and was aimed at gauging the UK tech […]

10 tech companies founded by women

Top 10 Tech Companies Founded by Women

in Advice & Guides

For women looking to get into or already working in tech visible role models are really important for inspiration and encouragement. It is still the case that the majority of tech companies are owned by men with recent statistics reporting that only 28% of start-ups have a female founder. There are however, some incredible success […]

facts about women in tech

8 Facts About Women in The Tech Industry

in Advice & Guides

Gender diversity in the workplace is something businesses and organisations have been working towards for decades. For the tech industry in particular the equal representation of women and men may still have decade’s worth of work left to go. As it stands just 17% of the tech workforce are women. To demonstrate in more detail […]

funding and grants for women in tech

Funding and Business Grants for Women in Tech

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Securing funding and business grants for any small business or start-up is a challenging task. But if you’re a women in tech trying to secure funding it can be especially difficult. Recent research has suggested that men are four times more likely to achieve success pitching for funding for start-ups than women. This may be […]