Women in Technology and IT

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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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Will Women Have A Role In Betting Tech?

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When we think about developments in tech industries, the focus tends to be on big, headline-grabbing events. For instance, right now virtually the entire world of tech is focused on Apple’s latest keynote and the various headlines from the world’s most valuable company. Sometimes smaller or more niche developments have a fairly major impact on […]

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Employ and Retain Women in the Tech Industry

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When it comes to the UK tech industry, the balance still tilts in favour of guys. Young women are still under-represented in the uptake of digital qualifications and according to government research* only 17 per cent of women make up the tech workforce. So why should companies care about hiring women? Creating an equal male/female […]

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Unconscious Bias and Gender Stereotypes in STEM

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Gender imbalance in the workplace and, most of all in the STEM sectors, has been highlighted following the 2017 UK Government’s introduction of the reporting of pay gap data. The data has shown further evidence that women’s representation in the tech industries remains very low. For example, in March 2018, Microsoft, one of the biggest […]

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Tips for facing a lack of diversity in tech head on

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26th August 2018 marks the 48th Women’s Equality Day.  However, while many things have changed and progressed, when you look at FTSE 100 CEOs, you’re still more likely to find one called Dave than one that’s a woman. With that in mind, it’s clear there is still more to do to fully level the playing […]

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Life as Head of Technology at Sky

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Natasha Sayce-Zelem Head of Technology (Digital Service) at Sky, was a proper computer game geek as a kid. So you would assume she would end up in a career in gaming or coding, right? This would have been the case had there been more information about getting into computing at school and dedicated computing classes […]

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The rise of women in the tech industry

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The tech sector used to be stereotyped as a ‘man’s domain’, but not anymore.   For the last five decades, the tech industry has been very male dominated, but recently, we have been witnessing the rise of a female presence in the sector and the good news is it doesn’t appear to be slowing down […]

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Accenture seek total gender equality by 2025

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                            Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture North America, wants to accomplish what most other executives at major companies have not: Making sure men and women are represented equally in the company’s ranks. Her aim is to get a completely 50-50 workforce by […]

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Female pupils are more likely to seek extra help in STEM subjects

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New research has found that female students are disproportionately likely to seek extra tuition in STEM A Levels compared to male pupils. The research was conducted following the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on the 11th of February, and as part of the UK government’s 2018 Year of Engineering. MyTutor has delivered over […]

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Government fund to help tackle the gender pay gap

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Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd has announced a £1.5 million fund to support people back into work after time out caring. The fund will offer grants to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector. These projects could help returners update their skills, provide other training, or support businesses to […]

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Top tips on how women can press for progress in their workplace

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Advice by Peninsula Head of Advisory Kate Palmer   There is no denying that there is an increasing focus on equality and women’s rights in the workplace. Business issues keep making the headlines, from dress codes requiring women to wear high heels or allegations of sexual harassment, leading to a reminder that further steps can […]