WITsend:

August, 2009


August 28, 2009  3:18 PM

Do Women Want Female-Only Tech Events?

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"cate sevilla", "girl geek dinners", "silicon stilettos", "women in tech", "women only events", events

Strictly all-female tech events seems to be a touchy subject for everyone involved in tech.


Just like gadgets aimed at women, all the WIT seem to get all funny when we're invited to a women-only tech event. 

How dare they presume to know...

August 27, 2009  3:15 PM

London’s Girl Geek Dinners – 4th anniversary

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"girl geeks", "Maggie Philbin", "Margaret Robertson", "Sarah Blow", "women in tech"

Last night saw the fourth anniversary event for London's Girl Geek Dinners. It was the first Girl Geek event I had been to and I found it more friendly, interesting and...


August 24, 2009  5:21 PM

Tech must improve diversity, or it’ll end up like the City

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"Martha Lane Fox", "Nora Nanayakkara", "women in tech", Nominet, Sedo, Women in Technology

The technology sector needs to improve its performance on diversity, or it will end up as starkly male dominated as the City, according to a senior female technologist.
London's financial district is notoriously bereft of - and can be hostile towards - women and ethnic minorities, and Nora...


August 21, 2009  10:31 AM

Ten times more boys than girls took Computing A-level – why this matters for the IT industry

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"gender gap", A-levels, Computing, Women in Technology

Yesterday's A-level results saw the number of young people taking IT-related subjects fall again. But the numbers that really stood out were the figures showing how many girls...


August 14, 2009  12:44 PM

Tips for getting female speakers at tech events

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"Tomorrow's Web", events, Women in Technology

One of the most common issues for women in technology is the feeling of turning up to a networking event or conference and seeing a sea of white, male faces. It can be intimidating, and it means that the viewpoint of only one social group is represented in any discussions held....


August 14, 2009  12:40 PM

What Do Women Want From Tech Advertisers?

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"dell mini netbook", "samsung n310", "tech advertiers", "the female consumer"

What do women want from tech advertisers?


We complain about pink gadgets, lame marketing campaigns, and being patronized. Don't talk down to us, we say, don't just dumb down your products, color it fuscia, and say it's for girls. 

We...


August 6, 2009  3:15 PM

Are Women In Tech Their Own Worst Enemy?

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"female friendships", "women in tech", feminism

Oh, women in tech.

It's certainly a subject that makes people uncomfortable. It makes other women in tech uncomfortable, techy men go on the defensive, and people who aren't even in tech go squirmy.

Why? Well because it's all angry feminist talk, isn't it?

Feminists!...


August 5, 2009  2:54 PM

Listing “web hunks” is sexist and does no-one any favours

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Here is a list of 10 "web hunks", showing men who are successful technology entrepreneurs or bosses and who are also, according to the article, "hotties". Lucky them.

Usually anything that focuses on...


August 4, 2009  3:43 PM

Cate Sevilla, Bitchbuzz founder, joins the WITsend team

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"cate sevilla", bitchbuzz, Business, Women in Technology

We're very excited to have Cate Sevilla join us as our new guest blogger. Cate is the founder and editor of Bitchbuzz, a women's lifestyle blog network that encompasses technology and what it means to be a woman in the...


August 4, 2009  2:17 PM

Girl geeks in the North East – new network launched!

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"girl geeks", "North East"

Girl Geeks North East has recently launched to provide networking opportunities for girl geeks, women working in IT and other females of a technological bent in the north east of England. If you're in the region, it's worth checking out. And...


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