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coding
21
Sep

Closing the tech skills gap: Motivating girls to code

Coding was put back on the curriculum in 2014, and schools across the nation are now taking coding very seriously. It has been estimated that we need another 745,000 workers with digital skills in the UK by the end of this year – but are we doing enough to encourage girls and women into what...
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Could Disruption be the long awaited catalyst for Diversity? (F)
20
Sep

How can tech firms improve their levels of gender diversity

The technology sector has some good news for you, the gender pay gap is lower than in any other industry, so we should all celebrate, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, while the pay gap is much smaller than other industries, it still exists and currently, the proportion of women working in the sector is the...
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Diviya Devani featured
18
Sep

Inspirational Woman: Diviya Devani | Systems Engineer, Teledyne e2v

Diviya Devani is a systems engineer who works in the Quantum Technology department at Teledyne e2v. She has previous experience as a Product Engineer on European Space Agency projects including the ESA Sentinel 5 project which monitors air quality, climate and solar radiation. Diviya is currently overseeing a two year, world-first project, managing a six...
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17
Sep

You don’t ask, you don’t get | Why coding isn’t just ‘business for boys’

By Melissa McKendry, Vice President, Implementation Services for Retail Banking and Fraud,  ACI Worldwide I have been working in IT for over 20 years and to be honest, until a few years ago, the issue of gender has never been at the forefront of my mind. Dealing with complex IT issues for our banking and...
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Anisah Osman Britton featured
13
Sep

Inspirational Woman: Anisah Osman Britton | Founder & CEO, 23 Code Street

Anisah Osman Britton runs 23 Code Street. In 2012 Anisah won the Young Entrepreneur Festival in London, which brought together 150 of the best young minds in the country. Since leaving school, Anisah has pursued internships around the world, learnt to code, worked as ops director for a corporate accelerator and started 23 Code Street....
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Amazon Echo dot AI featured
06
Sep

Enough of Alexa – why AI assistants shouldn’t be female on default

By Tara O’Sullivan, CMO at Skillsoft Have you ever wondered why Alexa was the name chosen by Amazon? Why not a genderless name like Alex or Ali? All four of the major AI assistants—Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana—speak by default with a female voice. Why, when naming the ‘server,’ did the creators...
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techwomen100 featured 4
22
Aug

WeAreTechWomen are proud to introduce our TechWomen100 Judges for 2018

We are very proud to announce the judges for WeAreTechWomen’s TechWomen100 Awards. All our judges have been carefully selected based on their industry experience and their passion to inspire future role models. On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, our sponsors and nominees we would like to sincerely thank all our judges for donating their time to judge...
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young girls learning STEM featured
02
Aug

How to encourage more women to get into STEM

Article provided by Laura Hutton, co-founder of Quantexa When I talk to young girls about their future careers, they’re all too often held back by the same belief that a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) isn’t suitable for them because of one reason: they’re female. There are several factors that could contribute...
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