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February 11, 2019  10:26 AM

Makers launches nominations for inaugural Women in Software Power List

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", "women in tech", Diversity, inclusion, IT jobs, IT skills, Skills

Software developer bootcamp Makers has launched its first annual Women in Software Power List, nominations for which are now open. In partnership with Level39, the Women in Software Power List is designed to recognise some of the female rising stars in the UK’s software development...

February 1, 2019  8:13 AM

The women in tech debate: are we still in the era of unconscious gender bias?

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

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post, Dr Joanne Phoenix, interim executive director at Sensor City asks how far we've really come in eliminating gender bias In recent years, we have seen a significant shift in gender imbalance,...


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...


August 6, 2018  10:37 AM

Why should girls think about a career in tech?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", "women in tech", IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills

In this guest blog post, student Abi Pearson describes how her work experience at industry body techUK made her consider a career in tech for the first time. I am a sixteen-year-old woman and I'm nervously awaiting my GCSE...


July 25, 2018  1:48 PM

Three ways leaders can increase diversity in tech

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

In this guest blog post, Vivian Chan, Founder and CEO of Sparrho, suggests three ways in which leaders can increase diversity in tech.  Women make up the


June 4, 2018  7:39 PM

Stem gender pay gap can only be addressed by closing the skills gap

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"gender pay gap", "pay gap", "role models", "women in IT", "women in tech", IT skills, Skills, Stem, Women in Technology

In this contributed blog post, Simon Jones, innovation director at Black Pepper, discusses how closing the tech skills gap can contribute towards closing the gender pay gap. Nearly fifty years after equal pay legislation came into force, in...


February 5, 2018  2:31 PM

Tech is not just about coding, says Amicable CEO

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"diversity in tech", "women in IT", "women in tech", IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills

GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post from CEO of Amicable and everywoman Innovator Award category finalist, Pip Wilson, explains to encourage girls into science,...


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 26, 2017  9:26 AM

GUEST BLOG: Being a female tech leader

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", "women in tech", Coding, Computing, Digital skills, Diversity, IT skills

In this guest post, Susan Bowen, vice president and general manager at Cogeco Peer 1  and new trustee at education technology solutions organisation Jisc, explains her journey into the technology industry and how she became a female tech leader. When it came to my A-level choices, I...


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