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Technology
Tech-Talent-Charter-featured
15
Jan

Tech Talent Charter: Benchmarking Report 2018

Today the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) launched its inaugural benchmarking report – the first report of its kind tracking gender diversity in technology roles across the UK. Gathered from over 200 signatories representing over half a million employees, the data gives a snapshot of today’s tech industry and an insight into practical ways companies can...
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flexible working, working from home featured
29
Nov

Harness the agile workspace and empower your users

Flexible working isn’t just about being available for doctors’ appointments and Amazon deliveries. Utilise the agile workspace to drive your users’ creativity, productivity and collaboration, and help them achieve a better work-life balance. The complex challenges that face modern businesses are changing the ways in which we communicate and collaborate. The recent National Work Life...
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flexible working
21
Nov

Managing a work-life balance through technology

For many years I have juggled with the challenges of work and home life. Being a mother is my priority; however, this has never stopped me from pursuing my career and drive to succeed. I have now worked in the education sector for 13 years and I am lucky enough to be with an organisation...
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Could Disruption be the long awaited catalyst for Diversity? (F)
21
Nov

To be it, you must see it | Why diversity is key to improving life changing technology

In an increasingly complex world, we need everyone – women and men, a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures – to solve the hard problems we face and make the world a better place. We live in a time dominated by technology and algorithms, it’s simply unavoidable. While machines are beginning to ‘think’...
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all-superheroines featured
03
Oct

Eight forgotten women in history who broke the barriers of STEM

Women have had a long and illustrious history in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields. From the invention of Kevlar to the blueprint for the inaugural computer programme, female pioneers have been behind some of the greatest STEM discoveries. Currys PC World and Microsoft Surface‘s campaign looks at eight superheroines who fought for their work,...
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19
Sep

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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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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Anne de Kerchkove featured
29
Aug

Inspirational Woman: Anne de Kerckhove | CEO, Freespee

A self-proclaimed ‘tech start-up addict’, Anne has personally invested in over twenty-five new tech companies, and has set up and invested in three early-stage tech funds throughout her career. Anne set up and managed her first company at the age of just seventeen. From there, she pursued a career in business and finance, later progressing...
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