Women in Tech
Encouraging girls into tech can help the digital skills shortage
The UK digital skills gap is a growing problem and as it has recently been reported that larger corporations have appealed to the Government to help with the shortage. It is time to encourage more women into the sector and kill two birds with one stone. Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett explains more.
Overcoming the perception barrier
There are many barriers and challenges when it comes to gender equality issues in business and technology, and we have highlighted many throughout this column. Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett delves deeper into the Reykjavik Index.
Women are choosing STEM careers and stereotypes are being smashed
In recent years, girls and women are showing more interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers than ever before. From GCSEs to university courses, we are seeing a gradual shift towards STEM subjects, and it is important to keep this momentum going.
Where are all the women coders?
Kate Jillings, Founder of tech company, ToucanTech has said that despite all the work being done to encourage women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers, coding remains a very male-dominated world. Kate builds community and fundraising software used primarily in schools and other educational institutions which enables them to manage all their community activities in one place.
Championing the women of STEM
As we very recently celebrated International Women’s Day, there is no better time to sing the praises of an incredible lady in the technology industry - Sudha Mani, a business technology speaker, STEM ambassador and tech and digital entrepreneur. Anna Flockett reports.
Women needed in STEM to unlock defence innovation
The latest instalment of the DSEI Defence Leaders Webinars was centred the building and retention of a diverse and talented workforce and was hosted once again by Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Gary Waterfall, Senior Defence Adviser for Clarion Defence and Security.
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021
Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), a day when countries all over the world celebrate the achievements of women. IWD has been observed since the early 1900s and each year the organisers choose a new theme as a banner under which they can unify the direction of everyone’s efforts and help raise awareness. This year’s theme is 'Choose to Challenge' and we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias a...
Opportunities for female engineers of tomorrow
According to statistics published by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), a mere 12.37% of all engineers in the UK are female. While it’s no secret that engineering has historically been a male-dominated industry, leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dice is challenging the stereotype and providing opportunities to encourage more women to enter the profession.
International Women's Day: Leading women at RingGo
Today, 8th March 2021, marks International Women’s Day and the theme for 2021 is 'Choose to Challenge', so we sought to speak to some of the inspiring women that work within RingGo to discuss the challenges they have chosen to overcome.
International Women's Day (IWD) 2021
Can you believe that in just a few weeks it is International Women’s Day again? It has come around quickly, considering the year we have had. Looking back to this time last year, little did we know what challenges we had ahead of us. So, with not much to look forward to at the moment, a celebration for an exceptionally good focal point is needed. Anna Flockett reports.