The Blog Squad
Meet the brilliant minds behind our Blog.
Our take on technology is different to the norm. We're a team of 30+ content contributors, all passionate about technology + diversity, we undertake to provide you with the latest news, most thought-provoking articles and practical advice on how to either enter or find the inspiration to remain in the tech sector.
Equal pay lays the foundations for good business.
Has anyone actually thought of just paying the average man and woman the same? Yes, they have, and it works.
Sugar may be sweet, but it's not the only ingredient in the recipe for success.
A brighter future is again in sight. All it takes is the next election.
Is it really women who degrade themselves, or is it society that degrades women?
The secret to career progression in plain sight.
What the US election reveals about attitudes towards women in power.
You’ve been to conferences about women in the workforce, you’ve proclaimed yourself an ally to women… now what?
“I hope tomorrow will be a little less tiring but just as exhilarating.”
"Like all great love stories, my nontraditional love for coding started off as a mild hatred."
“There’s much more than just London and New York out there... who else is catching the tech bug?”
Britain's longest-running Sci-Fi series has taken a big step in the right direction. But can they pull it off?
Tech is the fastest growing industry and a great one to work in. But where to start?
As the tech industry gains traction, the talent in banking is going with it.
Companies are giving opportunities for people to learn a new skill… and they’re being paid for it at the same time.
And the list of programming languages to learn continues...
With so many programming languages to choose from which should you be checking out this year?
As our technology advances, jobs traditionally held by humans may soon be automated. So, what does this possibly mean for you?
Gaming is an industry both males and females enjoy. So why is it that the guys are getting all the fun?
You finished your coding boot camp and not sure what steps to take next? Here are a few tips to help push you in the right direction.
Questions about your salary history can be tricky. Here are a few steps to keep in mind to handle them like a pro.
Not investing in a diverse workforce is a huge drawback for business.
Numbers may be low for employing women, but that doesn’t mean startups can’t find solutions to change that…
Want a quick break into the tech industry? Coding bootcamps may be your best bet.
Let's focus on individuals who bring in a range of diverse views, experience, and knowledge. It's the only way to stay on top.
Understanding and accommodating emotions of others will make you smarter and stronger.
Diversity is becoming a commonplace concept in business strategy. So let’s take a look at what’s actually changing.
Want to make the most out of your Silicon Valley adventure? Check out our list of the Valley’s excitements.
Think about parental leave before your employees become parents.
Great minds may think alike, but diverse minds think differently. If you want to be at the top, its thinking differently that counts.
Opportunities in Tech are abundant right now, but its not only coders who are in demand.
So what exactly is a container and what is all the fuss about? Well, it's not a Tupperware Party that's for sure!
The key to being innovative and creative is clearing your mind of your old ideas in order to let the new ones in.
Blockchain is everywhere right now. Here's your straightforward guide to explaining the basics.
Claire shares a typical day in her life as a working mum in tech.
So what is it really like working in the Tech Industry? Claire shares her own experiences.
A Master's degree is a lot of work and is likely to cost a small fortune too - is it worth the cost and effort?
10 of the most influential women in the UK tech sector, all based in London.
10 of the most influential women in the UK Tech Sector, all based in London.
How financial transparency leads to equality in the workplace.
Ever wondered if it was possible to go about getting promoted in a way that feels natural to who you are? Then this is for you.
Has the recent Silicon Valley sexual harassment news have you worried about your job or search? Follow these simple tips for finding a non-toxic workplace.
It’s about the wonder, power, and equality she inspires in children.
Close your eyes and imagine an engineer. Was he white, antisocial, and maybe wearing a hoodie? That’s not rare, but here’s how you’re wrong.
Those conferences, hackathons, meetups, seminars, etc., that you always say you’re going to go to but then don’t? That’s your loss. Don't let it be.
From humanities major to Digital Analyst via a Disney Internship, this is Vivien’s transition story.
eSports are virtually becoming the new reality.
One country is ahead of the rest when it comes to nurturing tech talent, and it probably isn’t your first guess.
Can prejudice really be programmed into robots? Vivien investigates...
Diversity is a key, but we must use it to open the right doors.
"It’s been a heart-rending time to be both a woman and an immigrant in this country..."
Bet you haven't thought of all 5
If we want a more diverse speaker line up, we have to be prepared to do the outreach necessary.
The UK has made a shaky start to tackling the gender pay gap. But they always had to start somewhere.
Is it her experiences in a supportive environment that gave her power or her experiences with her adversary?
The mentorship model asks those who are successful to pay it forward. So remember to stand on the shoulders’ of giants: ask for advice and be generous with giving it. It’s necessary if we’re all going to move forward.
All our digital assistants are women, or at least women sounding. With such consistency across the board, there must be some good reasoning behind it. After all, artificial intelligence is just a reflection of ourselves.
"In my four years in industry, I've never worked with another female engineer. It's easy to forget this."
Think of early diversity like an investment. The consequences are long term and it will save you time and money in the future.
Feeling at a loose end this summer? Not to worry, here's how to make the most of it.
Plus a surprise bonus that inspires the meaning of teamwork.
These scientists changed the world, so why have so many of us have never heard of them? They also happen to have something else common.
Let's take a step back and reflect on the concept and why it's worth fighting for.
Banishing the myth that only millennials and technophiles can write computer programs.
A list of 5 amazing women and their multi-billion dollar start-ups, based in the United States.
With great technology, comes great responsibility to use new technology to benefit mankind.
How a toxic, sexist, and chaotic work environment caused a startup giant to lose $10bn in value.
Do you think you have the necessary requirements to support those in STEM? You may be surprised.
Inspiration and explanations - books featuring personal stories and practical advice for the women of the tech world.
The growth of gendered neologisms is reinforcing ‘Men vs. Women’, rather than making us equal.
A look at some of the amazing females founding tech companies and products that are shaping the perception of the tech industry and women’s role within it.
Role Models: Why Visibility is Crucial to Closing the Technology Gender Gap
The future's bright for a career in tech. So what's stopping you? Charlotte Anderson looks at the facts.
Choosing University Subjects?
Gifts to thrill tech lovers of all ages & genders.
The 'He' in 'She' is just as important.
The snail pace of change could be down to too many words and not enough action.
From tackling the feeling of being overwhelmed to getting enough sleep, technology can help you find strategies to improve your wellbeing. Here are a few of my favourites:
Get in the right frame of mind first, then you can do so much more with your day.
Do you need to take a look at your values? Every day is a chance to change. Here are some ways to start…
Surround yourself with people who bring the best out of you.
When stress takes its toll, you'll be thankful you read this.
Mindfulness: It’s a word you may have heard a lot on the websphere, but maybe it’s not clear how it relates to you and your work.
8 Tips for Conference Wellness
Startup Culture has been the talk of the town lately with founders competing to provide freebies and more time to play than work. Here‘s how to make your startup culture a successful one.
Because the pay gap is real. And it affects employees, attitudes and competitiveness.
4 things all tech firms should be doing that can lead to a goldmine of female talent.
Get into good practices early and stick to them: It's good business.
These changes are easy to implement and will improve companies and the women who work there. We owe it to them.
Did you know you should be looking for a career sponsor as well as a mentor if you’re a woman in tech?
9 Top tips from an expert in the field.
No one is born an entrepreneur. They're self-made through motivation, passion, and belief.
Being an entrepreneur is always exciting. But in the rapidly changing world that is the technology industry, its something else...
From aspiring medical student to budding tech entrepreneur, Olivia shares her story.
How in touch with reality are you? If you're interested in ideas that could help you handle those times when the reality you face falls short of your expectation, then read on.
Leave a lasting impression and show off your tech skills with these four tips.
Deciding whether a Coding Bootcamp is for you is a big decision. This checklist will make it a simpler one.