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July, 2009


July 23, 2009  2:48 PM

Do you know a teenage technology whizzkid? We need her!

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
"women in IT", schools, Women in Technology

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about Tomorrow's Web, the UK's first technology conference aimed specifically at teenagers. Their speaker page was wholly male at the time, and has one girl on it now. It's something I find a little...

July 21, 2009  3:46 PM

Great blogs and resources for women working in technology

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
"women in IT", Women in Technology

We've decided to link to and promote a few women in technology sites, because there's so much great writing around that it's worth doing. We'll put everything on a blog roll as soon as we can, but for now here are the sites we like and why. We're also looking for further suggestions, so let us...


July 20, 2009  5:19 PM

Why has a successful, national IT club for girls been stopped?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
"women in IT", CC4G, e-skills, Women in Technology

Why has Computer Clubs for Girls, one of the few initiatives energetically working to get young girls interesting in technology, decided to include boys as well?
Ask just about any woman in IT today what needs to be done to increase numbers of female tech staff, and the answer will almost...


July 16, 2009  5:42 PM

Why tomorrow’s tech high-flyers must think about diversity

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
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I don't want to take anything away from the teenagers organising what they say is the UK's first technology conference aimed at teens. Tomorrow's Web will no doubt be a great event and organising something like this takes impressive drive and skill - and...


July 15, 2009  11:44 AM

Bumper crop of women elected Fellows of Royal Academy of Engineering

rfroley Profile: rfroley
"role models", "Sophie Wilson", "women in engineering"

According to ComputerWeekly.com's sister site, Electronics Weekly, 2009 has proven a record year for women at the Royal Academy of Engineering, with four receiving the honour of being elected Fellows of the Academy.

Among them was Sophie Wilson,...


July 13, 2009  4:18 PM

Wendy Tan-White on sceptical men and Twitter success

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
"women in IT", social media, Social networking, twitter, Women in Technology

Wendy Tan-White is in a unique position - she's a former programmer, with a computer science degree from Imperial College London, whose parents both worked in traditional IT roles. But she's also the founder of a fast growth internet-based technology company which has just used Twitter to run a...


July 9, 2009  3:28 PM

Is E-skills UK’s new video proof it’s given up on girls?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
CC4G, e-skills, Video

E-skills UK, for those who don't know, is the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology. It's licensed by government and tasked with the mission "to ensure the UK has the skills for


July 9, 2009  12:40 PM

IT girls in Management Today’s 35 under 35 list

rfroley Profile: rfroley
"role models"

Business magazine Management Today has published a list of "35 under 35" women in business - good for a quick spot of role model hunting...

The women featured in MT's selection include web hosting and IT provider Memset's...


July 8, 2009  1:14 PM

Bletchley Park specialist tour: Women of Bletchley Park

rfroley Profile: rfroley
"Bletchley Park", "women in IT", "women's history", Enigma


July 8, 2009  12:45 PM

After Ada Lovelace Day…

rfroley Profile: rfroley
"Ada Lovelace Day", Women in Technology

@Rebecca_Thomson just alerted me to some blog posts about a session at the OpenTech conference held this Saturday where Suw Charman-Anderson and others reported back on the success of Ada...


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