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WeAreTechnology is a hub of technology features, events, networks and tech news.

Our latest features cover everything related to STEM, current affairs, inspirational women in technology and reviews. Get all of the latest tech news for women in technology, STEM and IT. With coverage from events, interviews with leading women in technology, current affairs, the latest features and what is impacting the progress of women in IT.

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WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

18
Sep

“Geeky, boring, coder” Susan Bowen shares how she helped catch criminals in the 90s

“I can either be seen as a geeky, boring coder or as someone that was helping to catch criminals in the 90s,” says Susan Bowen, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Cogeco Peer1 who believes the tech industry should do more to inform students of what a career in technology entails. Having spent 16...
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18
Sep

Too few women in tech? Blame 1980s marketing!

Women are rightfully reclaiming their role in the technology sector Often, the technology industry is held up as one of the very worst for gender diversity, yet it has not always been as male dominated as it is today – in fact, from the 1940s, women led major developments in programming and software development. In...
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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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14
Sep

Inspirational Woman: Katherine Codlin | Founder, Cambridge Women in Tech

Katherine Codlin is the founder of Cambridge Women in Tech, a Cambridge-based network for people who are interested in furthering the roles of women in STEM across the UK. Through a variety of meetups, workshops, networking and mentoring opportunities for women at all levels of their careers, WIT is helping to support and grow gender...
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14
Sep

Two weeks to go – who will you nominate? | TechWomen100 Awards 2018

Two weeks to go – who will you nominate? | Nominations for the TechWomen100 Awards close 28 September. It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or...
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07
Sep

Inspirational Woman: Vanessa Quansah | Senior Civil & Structural Engineer, Lendlease

At the age of 29, Vanessa Quansah is a Senior Civil & Structural Engineer at global developer and construction company Lendlease. Studying Civil Engineering at Surrey University, Vanessa went on to work for Swanton Consulting, an in-house design temporary works specialist consultancy for a demolition company. In just four years, she was promoted from a...
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07
Sep

Inspirational Woman: Professor Geeta Nargund | Founder and Medical Director of CREATE Fertility

Professor Geeta Nargund is the Founder and Medical Director of CREATE Fertility, one of the UK’s largest providers of IVF treatments and the only group of clinics in the UK specialising in Natural & Mild IVF. She is also Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Consultant for Reproductive Medicine Services at St George’s Hospital London. Did...
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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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