Guides

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 Stereotypes Deter Women from Tech Careers

in Advice & Guides, Career

The tech industry has long struggled to attract and retain female talent, with women making up less than 30% of the technical workforce at top companies like Google and Facebook. This gender disparity begins early, with girls often losing interest in computing by junior school, and continuing into university computer science programmes, where women are […]

Retain Female Talent: Addressing Turnover Troubles in Tech

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Employee turnover has become a pressing issue for technology companies seeking to increase diversity and retain female talent. Studies show that women in tech roles have turnover rates that are around twice as high as those of their male counterparts in some companies. These turnover rates undermine the progress made in cultivating inclusive cultures and […]

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How to transition into your first leadership role

in Advice & Guides, Career

Transitioning into a leadership position for the first time is an exciting career change with new opportunities for growth and development. However, it can also be a daunting prospect when you have no experience in managing people or delegating work. Recently promoted employees may have clearly excelled in their previous role, but being a good […]

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The top 5 tech jobs in demand for 2024

in Advice & Guides, Career

The UK tech industry is growing at a rapid pace, with workforce rates expected to double those of other industries by 2030. Each year, IT becomes a more exciting sector to work in, with new technologies and trends emerging all the time. The demand for tech professionals isn’t likely to slow down either; as with […]

Gender Diversity Calendar 2024

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Gender diversity is hugely vital to employers and employees as it offers varied perspectives, increases innovation, and improves customer targeting. Having an inclusive workplace also improves staff retention and boosts productivity because all employees feel valued and appreciated. In addition, according to McKinsey, the most gender-diverse companies are 25% more likely to experience above-average profitability. […]

Examining AI’s Gender Bias and How to Overcome It

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly being adopted across industries, perhaps none bigger than the tech space. With tech and IT firms utilising cutting-edge AI tools and algorithms to streamline operations within HR, recruitment, customer service, accounting, and more, it’s no wonder why this sector-wide disruption is causing concern among business leaders and experts. There are […]

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What is job sharing & why is it beneficial to women?

in Advice & Guides, Career

You’ve heard of full-time and part-time work, but have you heard of job sharing? It is a flexible working arrangement that allows two employees to work part-time doing the same job as each other, with the same responsibilities that usually only one person would be doing full-time. This can involve them either working some of […]

A Q&A with Experian’s Graduates

in Advice & Guides, Graduates

Graduate schemes are an excellent way for someone who has recently finished university to get a head start in their tech career. An effective graduate programme prepares people for lifelong learning, as well as learning the technical skills you’ll need for your job, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop soft skills such as communication […]

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5 benefits of more women working in tech

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The technology industry has historically been male-dominated, and although this is changing, there are still a small percentage of women making up the IT workforce, with current figures estimating this at around 26%. Much of the reason for this is that the culture and environment of technology has a reputation for being male-centred. Years of […]

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How AI is empowering women in tech

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As we all know too well, the technology industry has long been dominated by men. However, it seems that the tide is starting to turn; the more women that pursue careers in STEM fields and change the status quo, the sooner the gender pay gap can be closed and new perceptions of the industry can […]