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Network and hustle: the key skills for women in technology

Published on 31 March 2016

We ran a live chat about how to get more women working in tech. Here’s a roundup of the best tips from our expert panellists.

"A successful woman of the future" - Wimbledon student Roxanne El-Hady crowned UK Young Scientist of the Year

Published on 30 March 2016

A Wimbledon student has been named UK Young Scientist of the Year for her research into climate change.

Women in Construction Awards 2016

Published on 23 March 2016

The Women in Construction Awards 2016 took place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Women in rail: closing the gender gap

Published on 21 March 2016

Women in Rail's inaugural study on gender diversity in the UK rail industry has revealed that just over 16% of roles are filled by women. How can more women be encouraged to join and flourish in the industry, and with the sector's skills gap growing, is greater gender diversity needed to maintain standards?

STEM careers – let’s hear it for the girls – and for the boys, too!

Published on 21 March 2016

The WISE Young Women’s Board’s Lucy Collins wants to encourage both males and females to choose STEM careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Bosch challenges female engineers to think up new IoT applications

Published on 18 March 2016

Industrial giant Bosch has launched a new competition challenging young women engineers to think about how the Internet of Things (IoT) could be used to make the world a better place.

Jobs for the girls: female apprentices needed to fill UK skills gap

Published on 17 March 2016

Women are still disproportionately absent from careers in engineering, construction and transport. How can we help redress the balance?

New initiatives to support female staff announced

Published on 16 March 2016

Imperial's Provost outlined actions to advance gender equality as part of Women@Imperial Week, a celebration of Imperial's women.

Royal Brunei Airlines' first all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia - where women are not allowed to drive

Published on 16 March 2016

'As a woman, a Bruneian woman, it is such a great achievement. It’s really showing the younger generation or the girls especially that whatever they dream of, they can achieve it'

Nissan to inspire female students

Published on 10 March 2016

Nissan have teamed up with Newcastle High School for Girls to encourage more women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

NHLI launches Women Series podcasts

Published on 9 March 2016

Imperial College London. To celebrate International Women's Day (8th of March) NHLI is launching the Women Series podcasts.

Why is the UK so bad at getting more women into engineering?

Published on 9 March 2016

On International Women's Day we should wonder why engineering in the UK is still so stubbornly male dominated.

In pictures: Women making technology work for them

Published on 8 March 2016

To mark International Women's Day, photographers at Panos Pictures have teamed up with the Internet Society as part of the Shine the Light campaign to document women from 11 countries who are using technology to make things happen for their communities, families and themselves.

International Women's Day 2016: What is it? Why was it set up? Is it still needed?

Published on 8 March 2016

International Women's Day has marked the plight and achievements of women for more than a century – but is now looking ahead another 15 years to the world's gender equality goals.

'Critical shortage' of women in science jobs, report finds

Published on 8 March 2016

More women are needed in science jobs as a "critical shortage" is hampering Wales' future economic growth, a report has said.

A celebration of women in science and meteorology

Published on 8 March 2016

Whether it’s working at the cutting edge of climate or meteorological science, or forecasting and informing the public and our customers about the changing dynamics of the weather, women are at the heart of the Met Office and meteorology.

Empiric moves to encourage more women into technology roles.

Published on 7 March 2016

Empiric, has launched a new initiative to inspire 5,000 more females to pursue careers within technology roles in the UK by 2020.

Gender pay gap: women earn £300,000 less than men over working life

Published on 7 March 2016

Analysis finds gap of £5,732 or 24% in average annual salaries in UK, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle problem.

Women-led businesses are 'driving force' of UK economy

Published on 7 March 2016

In a global first, new analysis - based on open-government and LinkedIn data-sets - reveals how companies led by women grow, perform and rank - identifying the fastest-growing and most dynamic women-led businesses across the UK.

Creating one of the most unusual science classrooms in the UK

Published on 4 March 2016

Solardome Industries has recently installed a PRO dome at Watford Grammar School for Girls, in Hertfordshire, UK. The PRO dome has been fully kitted out as a multi-research facility on the roof of the school, used primarily to extend the learning of A-Level Science students.

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