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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.

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 […]

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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?

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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 […]

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Myth-busting: Why Success Doesn’t Require Perfection

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In this blog, Toni Kent shares her thoughts and experience to explore why success doesn’t require perfection.  A challenge of our times is that social media allows us to only ever show our most polished side. And while on the one hand it’s lovely if your LinkedIn feed is full of statements that present you […]

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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

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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 […]