Women in Tech

We All Want More Women Working in Tech, But Here's How You Go About Doing It

Georgie Barrat | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Currently only 17% of people working in tech are women. Pair that with the fact that the UK is already experiencing a digital skills gap that is forecasted to reach 745,000 workers by 2017 and one million by 2020, it's clear that this isn't just a diversity issue, but a pressing economic one.

Gender Equality Needs to Happen Across Every Industry, Tech is Just the Starting Point

Vanessa Whiteside | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Tech
Vanessa Whiteside

As the stereotype goes, geeks are weird and socially inept. All you have to do is look at TV, news and the other elements of popular culture to find out why. Think back to watching cartoons like Dexter's Lab and you'll notice how from a young age we are fed the notion that geeks are unfashionable.

Leaders From Roland Mouret, H&M, & Vivienne Westwood At UK Houses of Parliament: Taking Sustainable Fashion to Scale

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

On Wednesday 11 November 2015, we brought together more than thirty fashion designers, leading journalists and CEOs of major brands, retailers and manufacturers at the UK Houses of Parliament to discuss how sustainability can be taken to scale in the fashion and textiles industry and how the new Mysource.io platform will make that possible.

Women in Business Q&A: Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, VP of Platform Product Management, Reltio

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Anastasia is responsible for the strategy and roadmap of the Reltio modern data management platform. She has extensive experience in big data and ente...

Career and Life Advice for Women in Tech

Sue Black | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
Sue Black

What did you want to do when you were five years old? I wanted to be a driver of a big red London bus. I thought that would be the best job in the world. As I got older my thoughts changed slightly.

Serena Williams Has Taken Over Wired For The Best Possible Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Tech

International tennis star Serena Williams has guest edited a very special issue of Wired in November that will focus solely on the issues of race, gen...

The Three Things That Are Preventing the Sustainable Fashion Movement From Going to Scale (And What We Can Do About It)

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

Throughout my ten years of working in fashion and sustainability, I've seen some incredibly inspiring things. There are thousands of professionals and businesses changing the way business is done, and creating products that have a positive impact. I've seen some of our industry's most creative minds tackle the challenge of sustainability and come up with gems.

From Corporate Ladder to Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Marina Tognetti | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marina Tognetti

When I graduated from University it was an era when entrepreneurship was not cool for academics and climbing the corporate ladder was the thing to do....

Invaluable Career Lessons From the BBC's 'Girls Can Code'

Lucy Gill | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Lucy Gill

I've just finished watching the second and final episode of BBC's Girls Can Code and I have to admit I found it fascinating - although not for the reasons I'd expected. From the title I'd assumed this would be a look at 'coding' whereas in fact it was more about inspiring women to consider careers in the tech industry and female entrepreneurship. Something I wholeheartedly support.

Join the Revolution - Make the Future!

Jill Hodges | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

Everyone remembers the thrill and awkwardness of manoeuvring a screw driver, hammering our first nail, turning flour, eggs and sugar into cake. But in recent years, consumption has taken precedence for many of us. We buy ready-made goods, forgetting how to make, and why to repair.

To All Young Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Ley-Valentin

It is amazing that the proportion of young entrepreneurs is growing steadily. I choose to see this as a tentative sign that the attitude to entreprene...

Taking the Plunge

Alice Bentinck | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech
Alice Bentinck

It was something I had always wanted to do, and always planned to do, but I also realised it was very easy to put it off. Would there ever be a time where I felt I had enough knowledge, connections or skill to build a startup? Simply, no. And I almost did put it off.

"If She Can See It, She Can Be It'. The Importance of Female Role Models in Tech

Janneke Niessen | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech
Janneke Niessen

It's the reality that when people picture a successful entrepreneur that can build and scale a business, they picture a man. It's also the reality that women themselves often assume certain things are not achievable or possible. A British documentary maker summarised this perfectly: "If she does not see it, she can't be it."

Women in Tech: It's Not About Quotas, It's Just Good Business

Marta Krupinska | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Some of my male peers in the industry joke about it, calling the consistently male dominated talks or panels 'manels' - recognising the distinct lack of female voices. What's telling is that 'manels' are everywhere - in the boardroom, C-Suite and across the tech sector, especially finance.

Tech Careers for Women: Decoding the Myths

Sarah Lawson Johnston | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Lawson Johnston

Companies can make a difference by acknowledging the issue and working on any internal imbalances. Adding talented women to the executive team, giving promotions and making women feel valued, as well as inspired.

Louise Ridley

The 100 Most Influential Women On Twitter Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

In celebration of the fact that women are dominating social media, The Huffington Post UK is publishing a list of the 100 most influential women globa...

Let's 'Smash the Glass Ceiling' for Women in Tech Jobs

Naomi Climer | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

It was great to hear Yvette Cooper saying that ministers should do more to get female web designers, coders and tech investors into public and private sector jobs - and it is indeed 'crazy' that 98% of internet coding is programmed by men and only 14% of technology jobs are filled by women.

#GirlsWithToys Proves Women Who Work In STEM Are Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Men may still outnumber women in the world of STEM, but female scientists and engineers are uniting on social media to prove that women hold completel...

This Will Change How You See The Women's Toilet Symbol Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Usually, when we see a silhouette wearing a triangle dress, we view it as a symbol for the closest women's toilets. But one tech company has manag...

Running Your Own Business Is Exciting, but Not for the Faint-Hearted

Corinne Vigreux | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Corinne Vigreux

Follow your intuition above all. Everyone you speak to will have an opinion. Keep in mind that you know your business better than anyone, so when people give you advice always try and understand what motivates them.

Send the Elevator Back Down

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Baroness Joanna Shields

I believe strongly that it is the responsibility of women across the globe that have achieved success in the digital and IT sector to give something back. We can capture the imagination of young women and give them the confidence to believe they can create the great tech innovations that will define our future. Through increased mentorship and by actively trying to create the conditions in which enterprising women can thrive, we can ensure that future generations of aspiring female tech entrepreneurs have the support they need to achieve similar success - and most importantly, in greater numbers. Quite simply, we must send the elevator back down.

Five Tips for Future Female Tech Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

I often wonder why I don't come across more female entrepreneurs in the technology industry; while the general gender bias in the IT industry still exists, it's getting more attention and scrutiny now - but the female entrepreneurs are still few and far between.


Caroline Hyde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

One area of clear consensus was women can no longer just talk to other women about tech's gender imbalance. We need men to join the discussion to move it forward to action. And so to the next panel where a male voice did add to the debate.

Don't Be Your Own Worst Enemy at Work

Pamela Maynard | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Tech
Pamela Maynard

From the humble foundations that Ada Lovelace set us, my biggest piece of advice for women is to gain more confidence. It's time to break down the barriers that you are setting yourselves. From the many conversations I have with people in my own organisation, I see women that are holding themselves back every day because of a tendency to over-analyse.

Should We Allow Engineering to be Rebranded?

Yetunde Adediran | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Yetunde Adediran

Engineering educators must utilise young peoples' passion, interest, and reach out, to their dreams by means of diversifying and inspiring engineering to the next generation of engineers and scientists.