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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Women in Software Engineering

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

As the world becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, and as advancements in technology continue to improve our quality of life, the demand for software engineers is rapidly increasing, especially in large consultancies and finance firms. Yet despite the growing demand for tech talent, it’s still a male-dominated area. With just 19% of the tech industry […]

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Diversity and Inclusion will Help to Shape the Future of Technology Transformation

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Mark Davies, Director of IT Application Delivery for Europe at Assurant discusses how diversity and inclusion will help to shape the future of technology transformation. Digital transformation is high on the agenda of almost every business across the world today. For the most part of this year, our working lives have changed in ways that […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Work in Tech?

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

In this myth-busting blog, Toni Kent explores the question: Do you need a degree to work in tech?   A classic myth about working in tech is that you need a degree to even get in the door. I’m not sure who or what to blame for this…. Corporate graduate recruitment schemes? Candidate recruitment companies? Careers […]

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Self-Care Tips for Women in Tech

in Advice & Guides

Micro Biz Mag recently conducted a survey which looked into the prevalence of work-related burnout, and out of the 1,000 people asked, as much as 22% had experienced burnout. Everyone feels the pressure, to some degree, to outperform, set higher and higher goals, chase promotions etc. and in the ‘plugged in’ world we live in where […]

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How to stop IT being a boys club

in Advice & Guides

Drawing from her own experience as well as research, in this guest blog, Toni Kent discusses how to stop IT from being a boys club.  When I was growing up there was a ‘Boys Club’ – a municipal building used by all members of the community for the benefit of educating, entertaining or occupying children. […]

Annette Murphy on Breaking into Technology as a Woman, Gender Diversity at Assurant, and more

in Advice & Guides, Interviews

This week at Women in Tech we caught up with Annette Murphy, Digital Engineer at Assurant. Assurant is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Assurant supports some of the world’s most recognisable brands, helping them solve their business challenges. Annette shared her thoughts on […]

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Women in Tech in Newcastle

in Advice & Guides

Recent data has suggested that tech companies in Newcastle brought in more than £25m in investment throughout 2018. The city is emerging as a burgeoning tech scene, with new opportunities for tech professionals, graduates, and career movers to put their skills towards a fresh challenge. Newcastle has been listed as one of the safest places to live in the […]

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10 Amazing Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

in Advice & Guides

There are 33.82 million women in the UK, yet just 19% of the tech industry are women. There’s no denying that a big gender gap still exists in tech and that the industry needs to do better when it comes to creating equal opportunities for women. A huge part of creating the change and changing perceptions about gender diversity […]

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Developer Jobs for Women in Tech

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

A recent survey revealed that just 11% of developers are women. The job has one of the biggest gender gaps in the tech industry, yet developer skills are in high demand, especially in light of the recent pandemic as more and more companies and organisations rely upon remote operations and the strength of their websites and applications […]

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Discussing Diversity and Inclusion in Tech during COVID-19

in Advice & Guides, Interviews

Women in Tech interviewed Michael Carter, European HR Director, at Assurant on his advice on how the business is making progress with D&I goals during COVID-19, future plans moving forward and more.  Michael is responsible for all aspects of HR for Assurant’s European business and is an executive member of the Assurant Europe Group Board […]