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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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How to Increase Diversity

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In this day and age, diversity in the workplace is a business necessity. Diverse companies are outperforming non-diverse companies by 35% and are more likely to receive higher returns above their industry medians. In the UK, earnings before interest and tax rises 3.5% for every 10% increase of gender diversity. Even though diversity and inclusion […]

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How to Maintain Work Life Balance for Women in Tech

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As a woman in tech, the lines between work life and home life can be blurry. The blur is accepted by most women as they feel it’s part of the package; getting paid, working hard and always rising to the occasion. Technology jobs can provide women with excitement and fulfilment but can also become quite […]

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Retaining Staff in Tech

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A study conducted by Harris Allied Tech Hiring revealed 20% of those in management say their biggest concern is retaining staff in tech. Other big companies are competing for the same talent due to the increase of technology and the lack of skilled technologists. Improving employee retention should be a business priority for tech companies […]

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Mentorships

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A mentorship is a relationship between a knowledgeable or experienced person who helps a less experienced person. The mentor could be either younger or older than the person being mentored, but the mentor must have an area of expertise. Mentors are helpful because they have a network of business professionals and are willing to share […]

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Benefits of Gender Diversity

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Gender diversity is crucial to any workplace. It is already known that the tech industry only has 17% of their roles filled by women, so it is clear that they need to improve on their gender diversity. Tackling gender diversity will hopefully break industry stereotypes, identify the importance of female role models, encourage more girls […]

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How to Attract More Women into Tech

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In the UK, statistics show the number of women who worked in tech in 2015 stood at just 17%. Boosting their appeal to women is one of the tech industry’s main strategies. More women need to be attracted to the technology industry to create a larger talent pool for companies to choose from. Tech companies […]

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Returning to Tech

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When returning to tech it is important to take time to research the market to familiarise yourself with any changes and trends, update your technical skills to ensure you have the qualities employers are looking for and ensure you showcase these skills to help you network and build your confidence. Whether you have taken a […]

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How to address unconscious bias in the workplace

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Norman Ford, VP Compliance Solutions Operations at Skillsoft The question of bias is at its heart a complex and difficult one. Regardless of how open-minded we claim to be, the truth is a combination of human nature, society and culture produce stereotyping and prejudices that inform how we behave towards one another. These biases can manifest in very […]

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Celebrating Ada Lovelace

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  Who is Ada Lovelace? Augusta Ada King, more commonly known as Ada Lovelace was the Countess of Lovelace born in 1815. She was an English mathematician and writer and imagined the modern day computer more than 100 years before it was invented.   What did she invent? Even though the computer she wrote about […]

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Top 10 Employers for Women in Tech

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When you are looking for a new job, you look to see what benefits or packages a company can offer you because as a woman it can be difficult to balance your work and personal life, especially when you are faced with big changes and challenges. Being deemed as a male dominated sector, it can […]