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February 13, 2020  5:32 PM

Dancing into data analysis

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

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post, Lucy Taylor, data analyst at Nominet, talks about her career path and how she moved from dancing to data analytics, whilst giving advice to other women who may be considering a career in technology.  I’ve been working as a...

February 7, 2020  8:18 AM

Saying “no” to the ‘status bro’

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

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post, Evgeny Shadchnev, co-founder and CEO of Makers, explains why lists like the UK Women in Software list are important for the future of digital   I am looking forward to a time when compiling a power list for the UK’s top...


February 1, 2019  11:48 AM

Widening the discussion about tech careers

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

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed post, Clare Young, head of delivery at dxw digital discusses how tech careers are portrayed and what the industry needs to do to attract more women into tech.  Organisations continue to wrestle with the challenge of


January 9, 2019  8:37 AM

How Smart is your recruitment strategy?

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

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post Byron Calmonson, director at the resourcing hub, discusses strategies for 'smart recruitment' and how this will contribute to a more diverse and inclusive workforce. You will already have heard of Smart Cities, Smart Tech, Smart...


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 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...


February 5, 2018  2:05 PM

Tech is for men – the biggest misconception in tech?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"diversity in tech", "role models", "women in tech", Diversity, IT careers, IT recruitment, IT skills

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed post by everywoman Digital Start Award finalist Saija Mahon, founder and CEO of Mahon Digital Marketing, explains that tech being only for men...


May 22, 2017  4:12 PM

Sanderson and Code First: Girls – facing my coding fears

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"technology careers", "women in IT", "women in tech", Coding, IT careers, IT education, IT skills, Programming

When Sanderson Hotel London invited me to a Code First: Girls introduction to coding event (including free cocktails) I decided to see if code still gave me the cold sweats it did at university Something not many people know about the current business editor of Computer Weekly is that I...


April 24, 2017  11:39 AM

GUEST BLOG: Raising girls as people

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

In this guest post Frances Burton, security services group manager at education technology solutions charity, Jisc, explains what it's like to be a...


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...


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