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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.

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

in Advice & Guides

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

in Advice & Guides

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 […]

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5 Must-Watch Advice Videos for Women in Tech

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YouTube is a great place to access free and informative advice and insight derived from both lived experience and experts on topics such as diversity and inclusion in the workplace and wider society. From tech vloggers creating consistent content centred around being a woman in tech to TED talks and more formal videos produced by tech companies, there’s […]

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Why work in FinTech?

in Advice & Guides, Career, Graduates, Skills Sector

FinTech is a fast-growing sector in the UK tech industry. Recent stats by Statista Research Department published in November show that compared to other European countries, the UK has a higher than average FinTech adoption rate when it comes to consumer adoption of FinTech products and services. As a result of the demand for innovative and […]

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The STEM Education Gender Gap

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One of the root causes of the gender gap in tech is the STEM education gender gap in children, teenagers and young adults. A huge part of this problem is the inherent perceptions that maths and science are gendered as male pursuits. There have been several studies exploring the question of whether children view different […]