Women in Tech

Why #GamerGate Affects All Women, Even Those Who Don't Like Gaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you don't know your Grand Theft Auto from your World of Warcraft, you've probably heard of #GamerGate. While the online movement may have s...

Is 'Pink It, Shrink It' Really the Answer?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Within the consumer world one way marketers encourage more women to purchase their goods is what we refer to as "pink it, shrink it". Make it feel more like a women should use it. But should we be using this method to encourage more girls to code?

Adding Girls Into the Tech Equation

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The technology industry constantly pushes boundaries. Unfortunately we have not succeeded in removing the perceived boundaries that stop women from opting to work in technical careers.

An Underwear Company Has Used Tech Founders As Models

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech

The underwear brand Dear Kate has come under fire after it unveiled a marketing campaign featuring prominent female tech founders as models. Aimed ...

London Girl Geek Dinners Turns 9 - What Has Changed?

Judith Lewis | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

As I sat next to my husband of 17 years moaning to me that David Cameron had only appointed the three women he had because they were women, not because they were competent, it made me want to thrust their CVs in his face and maybe down his throat.

Time to Get More Women in Tech

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

I can count on one hand the number of inspirational women in top technology positions. Google recently revealed that only 17% of tech roles were occupied by women, prompting the resurgence of the much needed "women in technology" discussion

Why Can't Women be Coders Too?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Whether we like it or not preconceptions exist and sometimes these preconceptions are based on fact. There aren't women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and women don't code. We all know this isn't true but it has certainly been a topic of conversation for a long time.

More Than a PR Campaign Is Needed to Address the Stark Gender Gap

Nisrine Chartouny | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Nisrine Chartouny

Huge progress has been made in recent years to address the gender disparity in the construction sector, admittedly from an extremely low starting point - but with just 8.5% of UK engineers women, much more needs to be done quickly to not only address the gender gap but to avert a skills shortage in the UK construction and engineering industry.

The Case for Apprenticeships - By Someone in the Know

Rachel Appleby | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Appleby

I would never be where I am now if it hadn't been for my apprenticeship. Not only has it given me skills, confidence and the opportunity to work with some brilliant people, but it's also highlighted to me a real problem that needs addressing...

An Open Letter to Hot Tech Today From a Woman Working in Tech

Ellie Dawes | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech
Ellie Dawes

This is my friend Kim, by the way. She's a very talented Digital Producer. She builds amazing digital products using Node JS, Javascript, all that kind of complicated coding that I don't fully understand, and creates new views and templates for our Drupal CMS.

Meet Poppet, The New Magazine Getting Little Girls Interested In Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to technology, it really is still a man's world. Women make up 49% of the UK labour force but they account for just 17% of IT and te...

Women 'Bounce Back' in Angel Investing

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

As a novice investor, I am really honoured to be part of this group, which includes women from very senior roles including operational, marketing, tech and corporate finance roles as well as successful entrepreneurs - who better to trust with your money?

Breaking Through the Gender Barrier

Chris Jones | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

This situation is hardly shocking though as our research found that only 4% of women are encouraged to pursue engineering, versus 18% of men.

A Woman on the Inside

Katy Campbell | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Tech
Katy Campbell

On International Women's Day, ladies everywhere celebrate breaking the glass ceiling in industries of all kinds. And while the global tech industry has copped its fair share of criticism as being male-dominated, in the heart of Berlin's booming start-up scene things are starting to change.

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

Businesses Listen Up: Take the Threat of the 'Dark Web' Seriously

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Being prepared means understanding the nature of these dangers - and really that means recognizing the importance of the dark web as part of any information security strategy.

All About the Women

Anjali Ramachandran | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech
Anjali Ramachandran

We've had a pretty good few weeks as far as elevating the status of women in the workplace is concerned. Articulate Network, the database of women speakers in the tech and creative industries, finally launched to the public on Lanyrd.

Sheryl Sandberg on Leaning in and Laundry

Will Ross | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
Will Ross

Sandberg claimed that the type of insecurity she feels as a high-powered executive is not only reinforced in the workplace but also instilled at a young age, making the point that accusations of being 'aggressive' in the workplace have evolved from the childhood equivalent, 'bossy'.

'Invented Here': London's TEDx Women Talks Set for December

Louisa Daniels | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

If you haven't heard of TED Talks by now, where have you been? Seriously, they are fantastic! With conferences taking place all over the globe, TED, who are a non-profit organisation, are dedicated to an 'Ideas Worth Spreading' ethos.

Seriously, Let's Do Something About the 3%

Thea Hamrén | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thea Hamrén

Growing up in the 90's in Sweden with three techie brothers and an engineer dad, digital and technology has always been a big part of my life. Combined with storytelling it's become my profession.

Fly Beyond - Making the Impossible Possible

Dr Ling Ge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ling Ge

I dreamed of making world's first pure metal computer based on GMR technology. I dreamed of making a quantum computer that can have billions of times computing power as our desktop PCs.

From Teach to Tech - One Different Letter and a Very Different Life: The Sian's Plan Story

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sian Breslin

At the first opportunity I left teaching to fulfil my enterprising aspirations. Along with my husband, we designed and built a small guesthouse to the highest possible Failte Ireland standard. A cookery school was opened, which plans on helping recession hit home cooks to reduce their weekly grocery bills and reduce mealtime stress.

Creating Women Role Models in Games

Sophia George | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia George

Growing up, I was fascinated with computers and gaming, mostly due to encouragement from my parents who saw computing as being an increasingly relevant skill to learn. However, the only famous individuals in tech that I knew about were men like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. As a child I felt that it was strange that I was interested in computers, probably because I had no role models to look up to.

Why the World Needs More Geek Girls

Magda Knight | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Magda Knight

When it comes to both geek interests and skillsets, women are heavily involved and the percentage of those women is increasing.

It's Time to 'Lean in' and Do Something About Diversity at Tech Events

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

Having a greater variety of voices, backgrounds and experiences represented makes conferences better, and that, in turn, makes the tech industry better. But for that to happen, organisers need to be more proactive about recruiting diverse speakers, and more of us need to get over our nerves, grab opportunities where they come, and put ourselves forward.