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January, 2017


January 30, 2017  2:30 PM

GUEST BLOG: Why tech needs to think seriously about targets and quotas

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", "women in tech", equality, IT jobs, IT recruitment, quotas, targets

In this guest blog Amali de Alwis, CEO of Code First: Girls and winner of the Women in IT Awards -Skills Initiative of the Year award, explains why the technology industry needs to consider targets and quotas for diversity more carefully.  Targets  and...

January 30, 2017  2:12 PM

GUEST BLOGS: How tech careers can fuel the change you want to see

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"technology careers", "women in IT", Diversity, IT careers, NHS

In this guest blog Beverley Bryant, director of digital transformation at NHS Digital and winner of the Women in IT Awards Digital Leader of the Year award, discusses how tech careers can help people to create solutions for problems they care about. I didn’t start...


January 30, 2017  1:42 PM

GUEST BLOG: How diverse tech cultures create the dream team

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Diversity, immigration, IT jobs, IT recruitment

In this guest post Brynne Kennedy, CEO and founder of MOVE Guides and Women in IT Awards finalist, discusses how diverse tech cultures create the...


January 30, 2017  10:10 AM

WIIT Awards: MI6 chief reproaches “Bond” stereotype to encourage women into tech

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", "women in tech"

MI6 head Alex Younger spoke to more than 1000 business and tech specialists at the awards ceremony for the 2017 annual women in IT awards. Younger claimed the secret intelligence service is increasingly in need of technology specialists as tech continues to cause disruption at a rapid...


January 9, 2017  7:48 PM

Everywoman announces 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards finalists

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"tech skills", "women in IT", "women in tech", entrepreneurs, IT careers, IT skills, Startups, tech startups

Everywoman has announced the women who are finalists in the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Tech Awards. The Awards are held each year by Everywoman to...


January 9, 2017  3:38 PM

GUEST BLOG: Northern tech industry must recognise weaknesses

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald

In this contributed blog post Katie Gallagher, managing director at the North West’s digital trade association Manchester Digital,...


January 6, 2017  5:51 PM

Tech women showcased on the 2017 Honours list

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", "women in tech", IT careers, IT skills, Stem

The New Year’s Honours list released at the end of each year quite often features a number of talented techies, and the 2017 Honours list is no different. A number of great women in technology have appeared on the 2017 New Year’s Honours list and it’s important to make it...


January 4, 2017  2:42 PM

GUEST BLOG: The endless possibilities of a tech career

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in tech", IT career, IT skills, Technology

In this guest post Sarah Davies, head of higher education and student experience at Jisc, explains why a tech career does not have to be daunting To some people a 'tech career' could seem daunting, with many perceiving technology based careers as mathematical,...


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