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MediaGuardian 100: women on the rise, but much still to do on diversity

Published on 30 November 2015

List of the media’s most influential people sees number of women increase by more than half, but finds the industry’s top jobs are still dominated by white men

Female engineering talent in Wales being 'wasted'

Published on 29 November 2015

More high-tech engineering companies should be based in Wales to attract and retain engineers, particularly female ones, a leading academic says.

Monster launches Tech Talent Charter for IT industry diversity guidelines

Published on 27 November 2015

Recruitment firm Monster has launched a Tech Talent Charter to provide the IT industry with guidelines for diverse hiring

Sync DevelopHER Awards recognise region’s talented women in tech

Published on 26 November 2015

A bid to raise the profile of women in the tech industry saw the region’s best developers, designers and coders honoured in the first annual DevelopHER awards.

What would the apprenticeship levy cost contractors?

Published on 26 November 2015

George Osborne has announced that his new apprenticeship levy will be set at a rate of 0.5 per cent of an employer’s wage bill – but what does that amount to for a construction firm?

Women at the workface: the variety of roles in engineering

Published on 26 November 2015

Expert opinions: Women engineers from a range of sectors talk about their key projects and areas of expertise.

Sky is the limit for women, says British aviator Tracey Taylor

Published on 26 November 2015

The female aviator from Britain was here as part of achieving a unique feat — completing a 13,000 mile journey from the United Kingdom to Australia over 23 countries in three months.

Unlocking engineering's appeal to girls

Published on 26 November 2015

Balancing act: Evelyn Adams examines a number of efforts to promote engineering to young girls

Interested in a mechanical engineering apprenticeship?

Published on 26 November 2015

Discover Sarah Brazier’s journey - from tinkering with agricultural machinery at the age of 16 to award-winning engineer at Babcock International

Cambridge scientist Dr Deborah Pardo to join all-women Antarctic expedition

Published on 25 November 2015

There are 12 projects divided into small groups. Mine is about how gender equality can help influence environmental policies.

Toys R Us ditches 'girls' and 'boys' categories online

Published on 22 November 2015

One of the world’s best-known toy retailers has stopped telling girls and boys what they should be playing with, in a victory for parents upset by gender-based marketing.

Capgemini launches TechFuture Womens Network

Published on 18 November 2015

To help women working in technology inspire a new generation, Capgemini, Apps for Good and Tech Partnership have launched the TechFuture Women’s Network.

Diversity Award for Women in High Performance Computing

Published on 17 November 2015

The Women in High Performance Computing Network (WHPC) at the University of Edinburgh has won an international award for highlighting issues of diversity in the field of High Performance Computing.

Bechtel wins employer diversity award

Published on 17 November 2015

Engineering firm Bechtel has been presented with the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) award, in recognition of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity.

UK tech cannot wait another 40 years

Published on 16 November 2015

Last week marked the 40th anniversary since the Sex Discrimination Act was passed in the UK and in most industries significant progress has been achieved.

Naomi Climer, President, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Published on 13 November 2015

A matter of perception: The IET president wants to show engineering has more to offer.

Would mandatory quotas help more women into tech?

Published on 12 November 2015

WISE Conference: A divided panel voiced their opinions on mandatory quotas, incentives, and transparency in STEM

Girls get curious about science

Published on 12 November 2015

Third year pupils from Our Lady’s High in Motherwell attended an event hosted by EDF Energy at the Glasgow Science Centre.

ICE and industry leaders call for efforts to tackle diversity failings in new film

Published on 12 November 2015

ICE has released a new film looking at what the civil engineering industry must do to attract a wider section of society, particularly women, into the profession.

Flying the flag for women engineers – by air and sea

Published on 3 November 2015

Graduate engineer Stephanie Ferguson explains why she’s encouraging more young women to follow in her footsteps on marine, aviation and nuclear projects

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