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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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Workplace diversity: how and why businesses should promote gender balance

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‘A balanced world is a better world’ is the tagline for International Women’s Day 2019. It’s a mantra that resonates particularly strongly with the tech industry, which has always typically been perceived as male-dominated. It’s possibly not unfounded, considering that only 12.8% of the overall STEM workforce are women. But this is starting to change […]

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International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for over a century, the first IWD gathering was in 1911. The global day is spent celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. There isn’t an organisation, government, academic institution or women’s network that is responsible for IWD. It is collective day of global celebration and […]

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Women in Technology Awards

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Women are still extremely underrepresented in the tech industry today and they experience some barriers when trying to progress within the sector. With only 17% of the technology workforce being women, it is evident to see the gender imbalance in the industry. An increasing number of women working in the tech sector could generate an […]

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The benefits of retraining women in tech

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The government predicts that by 2020, nearly 1 in 3 workers will be aged 50 or over. Therefore, this means that retraining women in tech is going to be required if companies want to keep their teams diverse and give people the chance to change career direction. As oppose to attracting a more gender balanced […]

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women in digital – where have they gone?

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Digital skills are in serious demand due to the digital skill gap widening. The job market is booming, and businesses are starting to focus on growing through digital advancements. There are several benefits from working in digital and plenty of jobs to be filled but ensuring that an equal number of women and men are […]

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Women in Tech Meetups

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Meetups have developed over the past few years so people with the same interests can communicate either over the internet or in real life. Meetups are normally informal and can be quite fun, especially if you’re learning about things that interest you. The organiser would have booked a venue to hold the meetup, or if […]

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Who is Karren Brady?

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Karren Brady was born on 4th April 1969 in London. Her mother Rita is Italian and her father, Terry Brady, is an Irishman who made a fortune through his printing and property business. Shortly after finishing her A-levels, Karren managed to get herself a job as an advertising trainee at Saatchi. At the age of […]

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All female cyber training by GCHQ

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Following their CyberFirst Girls competition, GCHQ are setting up all female cyber skill classes in an attempt to widen the recruitment of girls in technology. There is currently a serious skills shortage within the cyber security industry as 90% of the cyber skills workforce worldwide is male. By running all girls’ classes, GCHQ are aiming […]

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Mums working from home in IT

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If you have recently had a baby and are worrying about how you will return to tech and the working environment, then perhaps working from home may be an option for you. There are a number of mums working from home in IT, so you will not be the only one who is in your […]