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A guide to: Women in engineering

The UK still has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, standing at fewer than ten per cent, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. The lack of women in engineering, and STEM as a whole, has long been under the microscope facing criticism in a world where gender...
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In Her Shoes: Myfanwy Edwards | IT Consultant, Fujitsu

After starting as a graduate from Aberystwyth University, back in the 1980s, I’ve a number of different technical roles within ICL and now Fujitsu. My biggest role and challenge was leading a team of storage architects on one of our major accounts. This gave me an insight into service delivery,...
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The truth about women in science and engineering

Elrica Degirmen, is a second year physics student at the University of Leeds. Here she provides her account of being a woman in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Somehow, I stumbled upon an article on the WeAreTheCity’s website where they reported that the IET has complained that only 9%...
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Why we need more women in STEM

In 2015, the Select Committee on Digital Skills estimated that increasing the number of women working in ICT could generate an extra £2.6 billion each year. Fast forward one year, and 2016 was mixed according to The Wise Campaign. It reported an increase of 13,000 more women working in core...
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The women in the middle: Bridging the learning gap

Pioneering for women in leadership has been a journey for me and it’s important to reflect on this and our own perceptions as women on how to do this as we mark International Women’s Day.  In my twenties I didn’t believe that we should make a distinction between women and...
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Female business leaders open London Stock Exchange

70 female business leaders are set to open the London Stock Exchange this morning in celebration of International Women’s Day, taking place this week. After the opening, roundtables will be held to share insight and highlight the critical contribution that female business leaders make to the UK economy. The event, organised...
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Top tips for women breaking into tech

It’s a well-known fact that men dominate the technology industry – only 27 per cent of those working in Britain’s digital industries are women (the UK average in other sectors is 47 per cent). When you get to the top of the ladder, women make up only 14 per cent...
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