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One week to go – who will you nominate? | WeAreTheCity’s 2019 Rising Star Awards

Since 2015, WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star awards have highlighted the achievements of over 400 future leaders and role models across a variety of different industries and professions.  To celebrate the Rising Star Award’s fifth birthday, we are inviting you to nominate an amazing woman. The nominations process for all categories, our Rising Star Champions and Company of...
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WeAreTechWomen announces TechWomen100 shortlist

  WeAreTechWomen is extremely proud to announce the TechWomen100 2018 shortlist. Since August 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. With the support of headline sponsor Worldpay, WeAreTechWomen has now identified a shortlist of 200. The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus...
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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

Today marks Ada Lovelace Day, which is in honour of the first computer programmer. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and her mother raised her after her father died. Fearing that her daughter would inherit several of her infamous father’s poetic traits, Lovelace was raised in a strict environment based on logic, science...
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Could Disruption be the long awaited catalyst for Diversity? (F)

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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Six reasons why women should learn to code

On 7 March this year, social enterprise Code First: Girls launched a campaign which aims to teach 20,000 women how to code by 2020. But why does CEO Amali de Alwis believe that we need to “flood the tech industry with women”? Here are six reasons why women should consider learning to code. It promotes...
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Breaking glass: how to succeed in business

Zandra Moore, CEO of Panintelligence, a scale-up tech company based in Leeds, offers her advice on leaning into opportunity and breaking through those glass ceilings. Zandra set up the IoD Young Directors Forum for Directors under 40 to create a network for positive, proactive entrepreneurs, ambitious self-starters and people she aspired to be and wanted...
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WISE calls for businesses to help close the STEM skills gap with new training platform

As it launches the next phase of its People Like Me initiative, WISE is calling for more businesses to help it achieve its target of reaching 200,000 girls by 2020. The initiative aims to help girls understand the breadth of careers open to them in science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM), by introducing them to...
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We must communicate engineering’s many practical benefits if we are to attract young people to the industry

Yasmin Ali, ambassador, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Tomorrow (23 June) marks International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), celebrating the many achievements of female engineers globally. This is a welcome time to reflect on the stellar work done by women engineers across the globe, yet in the UK, just 11% of engineers are women. There...
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