Women in Tech

"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.

#ThisGirlCanDoTech

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.

IT Is Not for Geeks

Claire Vyvyan | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Vyvyan

Today, the tech industry is intertwined with almost every aspect of our lives, in every waking moment, and it's a privilege to see first-hand just how much of a difference we can make to the world around us.

Meet Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's First Woman In Space

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The International Space Station is housing two women on long-term missions for only the second time in its 16-year history. Samantha Cristoforetti,...

How Can We Better Tackle the Gender Imbalance in Technology Careers?

Eileen O’Mara | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Eileen O’Mara

IT started out with lots of women being involved. But somehow we have ended up in a place where less than 13 percent of the STEM workforce today is made up of women. More than four times as many boys study STEM at A-level or university and even fewer girls pursue a related career.

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 06.12.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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...