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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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Software Developer vs Software Engineer: what’s the difference?

in Advice & Guides, Skills Sector

Many companies use the titles ‘Software Developer’ and ‘Software Engineer’ interchangeably, so it’s not surprising that they are sometimes confused with one another. The roles are similar and do work on parts of the same areas, but there are some differences between the two roles. In this article, we look at the key differences between […]

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How AI could change the future of jobs in tech

in Advice & Guides

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arguably one of the largest emerging technology trends at the moment, with advancements being made all the time. Historically, there has been a large amount of concern about the prospect of AI taking jobs away from humans. There are many uncertainties about the potential of AI and how far it could […]

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Global gender gap could take 131 years to close

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The latest Global Gender Gap report has revealed that it could take up to 131 years for women to achieve equality to men. Current predictions from the World Economic Forum have stated that based on the progression rate from 2006 to 2023, we will not see global gender equality until 2154. The report, published in […]

The Women in Tech Graduate Guide

in Advice & Guides, Getting started in tech, Graduates

It is known that there is a lack of women in the technology industry and there is a serious demand for tech talent due to a skills shortage. With just 26% of the technology workforce being women, it is clear that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in tech to […]

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Top 5 free coding courses for women

in Advice & Guides, Getting started in tech

The technology industry is booming, with the global value of IT spending expected to hit $4.6 trillion in 2023. So, it’s no surprise that half of the people considering a career change are thinking about moving to an IT career. If you think a career in technology could be a good option for you but […]

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Complete Guide to Graduate Schemes 2023

in Graduates

When finishing university, most students will start to look for jobs in their chosen field. But what if you’re not sure what you’d like to do? Is there a way to experience different teams/roles whilst learning on the job? This is where graduate schemes come in. Many employers have started to offer dedicated training programmes […]

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What is gender discrimination and how to avoid it

in Advice & Guides

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society. This means it is illegal to treat someone unfairly because of who they are, including their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion or beliefs. There are many types of discrimination, however, this article is going to focus on gender […]

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Women in engineering

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

The engineering and manufacturing industry is one of the UK’s biggest, with 5.5 million workers across the nation. It covers a huge number of varied areas, from food manufacturing to aerospace engineering. However, like many technology sectors, the gender balance is significantly weighted towards males. However, research shows that the number of women in engineering […]

5 Benefits of Working in Tech for Women

in Advice & Guides, Career

The technology sector has traditionally struggled with gender diversity, but recent data suggests that progress is being made. But all of that is changing as more women enter the industry and show they can be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Aside from being female-friendly, jobs in technology also offer flexibility, creativity and high salaries. So, if […]

5 signs your work environment is toxic

in Advice & Guides

Everyone wants to work in a positive and encouraging environment where they feel they can be their best. Unfortunately, not all companies are like this. This might be for many reasons, for example, employees being overworked, poor communication, and blame shifting. This can have a detrimental impact on both the employees and the business and […]