Women in Tech

The Day My Dad Met Elon Musk

Maria Ingold | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech
Maria Ingold

My dad, Norm Ingold, is a rocket scientist. He has nearly 50 years' practical experience. He even worked on Apollo 13 for NASA -- increasing the accuracy of the guidance systems of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) from 200 miles to 3 miles -- helping save the astronaut's lives.

The Intersection Between Women in Business and Women in STEM (And Why We Should Join Hands)

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Women in STEM and women in business have much to offer each other. The low prevalence of women in both fields indicate that something is amiss in our STEM and business environments. If we could figure out what we can do together, more women will remain in STEM and business and benefit each other.

Five Steps Men Can Take Today to Address the Lack of Women in STEM

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

As long as men in STEM continue to unconsciously perpetuate poor workplace habits through lack of confidence we'll have a big problem on our hands. A diverse workforce is maintained by a combination of retention, attraction and hiring of diverse talent. Improving men's willingness and ability to challenge these norms, and redefine the status quo, will help to ensure that we have a comprehensive solution.

Business Training, circa 1987

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK
Sigrid Daniel

The discovery of my old school magazine from 1987 has made me even more proud to be associated with Founders4Schools, an ambitious tech-led non-profit...

Increasing Women in Tech - Men Hold the Key

Chris Ciauri | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

My female colleagues often say that "you can't be what you can't see," and I think this rings true for male advocacy too: if a few men stand up and say gender equality is important, many others will think "I can do that too" and will be inspired to take action.

This Is What It's Like To Be An 'Anonymous' Female Hacker

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Tech

The hacking collective, Anonymous, has quickly risen to prominence in the wake of terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Following the massacres, the g...

More Wizard of Oz Than Wargames: Do I Need to be Technical to be a Woman in Tech?

Michelle Beckett | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

It's obvious and well documented that technology has a gender problem, and there is a myriad of reasons for this, which I'll address in a different piece. But one of these issues can be partly addressed by breaking down the myth that you need to be a 'full on' coder to make it in technology.

Catalysing Growth for Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs

Cherie Blair | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Cherie Blair

It is an exciting and important time to be delivering this project. Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, thanks to expansion in sectors such as telecommunications and a booming film industry. And yet, despite this, a significant gender gap in economic activity persists.

Silicon Valley vs London? Hacker House's Jen Arcuri debates

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

"I won't give you the sort of answers that most people will." I'm assured this fervently by the charismatic Jennifer Arcuri at the outset of our inte...

The Growth of Women in Male-Dominated Industries

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

As a young woman, and a young professional - I never really felt like my gender came into the equation. Maybe it's because I grew up around strong women and incredible examples - maybe it's because I've never let my gender define what I could or couldn't do.

Men Rule the World, and That's Ridiculous  -  But I Still Need Their Help

Clare Sudbery | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Clare Sudbery

I'm a senior software engineer. I've been doing this job now for sixteen years. Most of the time when I'm at work, I'm not thinking about the gender of myself or my colleagues. I don't think "Ugh! It's a man!" every time I sit down next to one of them. I also don't think "Ooooh! A man!" I don't even think, "Hmmm, another one of those man-people."

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 16.07.2016 | 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.