November 9, 2018  2:49 PM

The difference between the Gender Pay Gap and Equal Pay

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"gender pay gap", "women in IT", "women in tech", equality

As the day dubbed “Equal Pay Day” approached in the UK, I caught up with Sarah Kaiser, diversity and inclusion lead at Fujitsu EMEIA, to learn more about the difference between the Gender Pay Gap and Equal Pay. Much like many buzzwords these terms can become confused, and...

November 1, 2018  6:36 PM

Why Google employees have staged equality walkouts

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in tech", Diversity, equality, Google, Women

On 1 November 2018 Google staff from offices around the world staged walkouts to protest the company’s alleged poor treatment of women. Staff across all departments, in several cities globally, have left their office buildings to stand outside in protest, including the internet giant’s...

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 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...

March 8, 2018  4:30 PM

International Women’s Day 2018: What steps can we take for women in tech?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"international women's day", "women in IT", "women in tech", Diversity, equality, IT jobs

Each year March 8 represents International Women’s Day, a day dedicated both to celebrating women and pushing for greater gender equality. For 2018 the theme of International Women’s...

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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...

December 29, 2015  8:18 AM

GirlsGoIT is leading young women in acquiring digital and IT skills in Moldova

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"gender gap", "tech careers", "tech skills", "women in tech", Digital skills, equality, Moldova

This contributed article from GirlsGoIT explains how the organisation is equipping girls in Moldova with IT and digital skills.

GirlsGoIT was established to boost Moldova's entrepreneurship and innovation capacity by investing in and...

December 27, 2015  1:26 PM

Lessons from the first Commonwealth Women’s Forum

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
equality, IT careers

In this contributed blog post, recent chair of the Women's Forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015 Claire Cassar is CEO of HAUD, discusses the worldwide struggle for equality.

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