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October, 2018


October 19, 2018  10:45 AM

A deep dive into diversity data, and advice from women in tech

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

Several women in tech spoke about the importance of diversity at Splunk.conf 2018 in Florida, some about shocking diversity statistics and others giving advice from one woman in tech to another. To begin with a deep dive of diversity data, Grace Balancio, sales engineer at Splunk, outlined the...

October 17, 2018  9:19 AM

In conversation with: Russ Shaw, everywoman male agent of change 2018

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"role models", "women in IT", Mentoring

In 2018 Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Global Tech Advocates (GTA), won the Male Agent of Change Award at the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology...

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October 16, 2018  3:03 PM

Serious about diversity and inclusion? Set measurable targets or fail

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

In this guest post Byron Calmonson, director of the resourcing hub, claims the only way to ensure diversity and inclusion in an organisation is to set measurable targets.  Are you getting fed up with the constant talk about...


October 15, 2018  11:26 AM

What I learnt from taking part in unconscious bias training

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", equality, Training

Anyone who plays a part in promoting diversity in the technology industry will have heard of unconscious bias training, and earlier this year I was lucky enough to be given the...


October 8, 2018  11:05 AM

Exclusion and the Skills Shortage

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"diversity in technology", Diversity, equality, inclusion, parity

In this contributed blog post Leon Brown, owner of Nextpoint, talks about the role exclusion pays in the technology industry's diversity gap. Attracting and retaining skills required to develop...


October 2, 2018  2:47 PM

Everywoman extends nominations for 2019 everywoman in tech awards

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", IT careers, IT jobs, IT skills

Everywoman is giving people an extra two weeks to put women forward to be considered for the 2019 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. Now in its ninth year, 2019’s awards focus on the theme ‘achieve, elevate, inspire’ with the aim of showcasing both men and women in the technology...


October 1, 2018  9:36 PM

Why we need to focus on inclusivity as well as diversity in the tech industry?

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

This year’s Computer Weekly diversity in technology event focused on the importance of inclusivity in attracting and retaining diverse talent. Inclusivity can...


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