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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 nine...
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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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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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Apple launches tech business show Planet of the Apps

Apple TV premiered Planet of the Apps, a tech-centric new business programme, featuring celebrity advisers Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, Jessica Alba and Gary Vaynerchuk. Gwyneth Paltrow launched her healthy living company Goop in 2008. Advisor Gary Vaynerchuk, a serial entrepreneur, took his family’s wine business to a $60 million growth, before becoming...
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FDM Group Getting Back to Business: Consultant case studies

The FDM Getting Back to Business Programme includes seven weeks of free training followed by full time employment with the company’s prestigious client base. Stemming from FDM’s Women in IT initiative, which strives to redress the gender imbalance within the IT sector, the programme is ideally suited for women who...
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We need more women in tech | Cheryl Giovannoni

Anything is possible. Don’t be held back by stereotypes and predetermined paths that others may have considered right for you. It isn’t always easy. It never is, for men or for women. In the advertising industry, where I worked for over 20 years, reaching London CEO of Ogilvy, fewer than...
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