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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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The importance of employee recognition for women in tech

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Employee recognition is an important part of management, and something which is often neglected. The competitive nature of today’s world means that candidates have more options when looking for a company to join and stay at. A big part of retaining skilled employees comes down to their satisfaction & how they’re treated. In this article, […]

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5 tech jobs that don’t require coding

in Advice & Guides, Career, Getting started in tech

Many people think that a technology career means spending hours reading and writing code. Whilst this can be the case for some roles, there are plenty of alternative jobs in tech which don’t require coding at all. Whether you’re just starting your working life and are choosing which path to take, or if you have […]

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The future of remote working in the UK

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10 years ago, remote working was a rarity that only really got offered to people with special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. However, fast-forward to 2022 and it’s predicted that 30% of the UK workforce is working remotely at least one day a week. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic was the trigger that started this […]

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The Times top 50 employers for women 2022 revealed

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The gender gap in tech and other sectors is still a very key issue in 2022. With the gender pay gap in the UK currently meaning that women essentially work for free for nearly 2 months of the year, ensuring employers are focusing on gender diversity is so important. Each year, the Times publishes a […]

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Why are there so few women in Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

in Advice & Guides, Skills Sector

Artificial intelligence is one of the world’s fastest growing tech sectors. In 2021, the AI market size was valued at $93.5bn and is predicted to expand at a growth rate of 38.15 between 2022 and 2030. Due to the huge demand of technologies like smart home, digital assistants and self-driving vehicles, AI is believed by […]

5 of 2022’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs

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An entrepreneur is defined as someone who creates a business and bears most of, or all of, the risks involved in getting it off the ground. However, according to HM Treasury, only 1 in 3 entrepreneurs in the UK are women and another study cites that women are much less likely to be the founders/owners […]

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Girlguiding introduces coding courses to help get younger girls into tech

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In a bid to encourage more young girls to take STEM subjects at school and beyond, Girlguiding are introducing coding courses and activities across their different age groups. Photo credit: Girlguiding   A survey by Girlguiding found that 13% of girls aged 7-10 see math, science and technology as subjects for boys. When you include […]

How women can thrive through menopause

in Advice & Guides, Career

In this article, Lesley Salem, founder of Over The Bloody Moon tells us how surrounding yourself with like-minded and united women, and keeping track of your self-care can help you to own your menopause. Networks help women thrive through menopause Studies by anthropologists and scientists have found that one of the traits that unite people […]

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Imposter syndrome in tech

in Advice & Guides, Career

Why am I here? Am I worth what they’re paying me? These thoughts – signs of imposter syndrome – are more common than you might think, with one review suggesting up to 82% of people have experienced it at some point in their life. The tech industry is no different, in fact, over half of […]

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Women in engineering

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

The engineering and manufacturing industry is one of the UK’s biggest, with 5.5 million workers across the nation. It covers a huge number of varied areas, from food manufacturing to aerospace engineering. However, like many technology sectors, the gender balance is significantly weighted towards males. However, research shows that the number of women in engineering […]