Women in Tech

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

Ellie Dawes | Posted 31.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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.

As London Girl Geek Dinners Turns 8 What Has Changed for Women in Tech?

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

Tech companies are actively looking for women to join their staff for their different perspective and their hard work. London Girl Geek Dinners relies on volunteers to run it and companies to sponsor their dinners and we have seen a large increase in companies wanting to sponsor us in order to attract female IT talent.

Women's Work - Laura Jordan Bambach

Andy Law | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Law

Women entering Computing, the Internet, the Web Design world, you name it, can learn a great deal from Laura. Load yourself up with skills, be an individual, do the detail and tackle everything thrown at you with huge amounts of enthusiasm. Be the interesting person you are.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Tech
Alexandra Sheach

When building startups to rival the big tech firms, female developers often have the upper hand because they are able to think as intuitive users rather than "code monkeys" and so our skills are in enormous demand - 'tis true, the Geeks have inherited the earth at long last!

Let's Get More Women and Girls to Consider a Role in Technology

Diane Kegley | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Tech
Diane Kegley

Gender balance in tech doesn't mean that coding styles or sales quotas will or should change. For me, gender diversity is about striving to have the widest-possible pool of opinion and experience on hand to spark innovation: the 'ah-ha!' chat over coffee, a new way of looking at a problem, or identifying an unexplored market opportunity.

Women in Technology

Emma McGuigan | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma McGuigan

Perhaps somewhere along the way we as women lose the curiosity to try and understand how things work and how to solve problems. Personally I think it is far more likely there is an image problem with technology and I believe we should be able to do something about this if we work together.

As Technology Becomes More Ubiquitous, Women Have Become The New Market

Endeavour Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Tech
Endeavour Press

Sometimes, caught at the coffee dock, a man will lower his voice and ask me: Why do YOU think there are so few women in IT? In my 15 years of working in IT, I am still usually the only woman on the team.

Why I Chose Learning on the Job Over Life in the Library

Priscilla Ossai | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priscilla Ossai

Just a year ago I was a Year 13 prefect studying ICT, French & Business; now my title is Apprentice Software Developer at Sky! For anyone unsure of where their career will take them, you'll be amazed at what can change in twelve months!

Tech Girls Love Fashion Too!

Chloe Watts | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

This article is all about showcasing their talents and work whilst celebrating the increase of women in fashion technology getting their geek on!

Meet The ePad Femme: The Latest Outrageous (And Pink) 'Tablet For Women'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

A tablet designed for women - or what someone with no imagination and a Victorian etiquette manual supposes women are like - has been branded sexist a...