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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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5 Actions Tech Employers Can Take To Retain Women

in Advice & Guides, Career

More and more companies are now seeing the benefits of encouraging a more gender diverse workforce. However, the turnover rate for women in tech roles is more than twice as high than for men, so companies are hiring more women but struggling to retain them. In this article, we look at 5 actions tech employers […]

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5 Powerful Quotes by Women in Tech

in Advice & Guides, Career

The UK technology industry is heavily male-dominated, but the balance is shifting with more women going into tech roles every year. The Office of National Statistics reported in February 2021 that 31% of UK tech jobs are now held by women. It’s so important to continue growing this number and inspiring the next generations of […]

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10 tips for how to succeed as a woman in tech

in Advice & Guides, Career

Everyone wants to succeed in their career, but with changing lifestyles and increased competition, it can be difficult to pinpoint what will take you to the next level. These 10 tips can help you to achieve your goals and succeed in your career as a woman in tech. 1 – Never stop learning Everybody has […]

10 Ways to Take your Tech Career to the Next Level

in Advice & Guides, Career

There is always a constant desire to become the best version of yourself that you can be and who can blame us, right? We can find ourselves setting higher and higher goals on a daily basis, whether you are wanting to apply for a new role or gain that promotion, it is extremely important to […]

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Assurant on how the ‘follow the sun’ model can increase diversity and inclusion

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Women in Tech spoke to Dale Green, Director, Infrastructure Products at Assurant, about its recruitment campaign for Global Infrastructure and Cloud Services (ICS). Assurant is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Assurant partners with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, helping them solve […]

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Annie Guest on the Impact of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

in Advice & Guides, Interviews

This week we caught up with Annie Guest, People Business Partner at Assurant. Assurant is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Assurant partners with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, helping them solve their business challenges. Annie talked to us about her current […]

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5 Inspiring Women in Food Technology

in Advice & Guides, Skills Sector

Food technology is a popular sector for women. Recent statistics show that 49% of members of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) are female, and this makes food tech one of the only tech sectors not suffering from a large gender gap.  From revolutionising the way we package food and reducing food waste, to enabling more sustainability […]

A Salary Negotiation Guide for Women in Tech

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The gender pay gap is a problem plaguing the technology industry. Negotiating job offers and salary reviews is important for anyone, but especially so for women in tech. Women in tech are still a minority group and do experience salary discrepancies compared to their male counterparts. That’s why we’ve compiled some key strategies and practical tips for […]

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The Importance of Male Allies for Women in Tech

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Diversity in tech is everyone’s issue. Without diversity and inclusion, we cannot expect to produce truly innovative and market-leading technology reflective of the society we are serving. It was recently reported on Diversity in Tech that by only employing a slim demographic, companies are at risk of isolating multiple customer bases. When there is a lack of diversity […]

How USS is Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

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As well as increased profitability, better innovation, and higher performance, a diverse and inclusive workplace is ultimately a workplace with higher employee wellbeing and stronger retention levels.  In 2021 it’s more important than ever for businesses to establish and implement a diversity and inclusion strategy. A 1/3 of consumers would rather purchase from brands they view as doing […]