diversity

Aberystwyth computer sciences department named UK's ‘most gender diverse'
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Careers & training

Aberystwyth computer sciences department named UK's ‘most gender diverse'

Only three universities can boast computer sciences teaching staff with more than 30% female representation
19 Jan 2021
Why tech can’t close the diversity gap
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Careers & training

Why tech can’t close the diversity gap

Despite an appetite for change, inequality in the tech sector persists. Why is there little practical action taken?
6 Jan 2021
Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy

Having a diverse workforce cloud be even more vital in this field than elsewhere in tech
5 Jan 2021
The softer skills CIOs will need to adopt for the future
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chief information officer (CIO)

The softer skills CIOs will need to adopt for the future

The world of work is changing and tech leaders must change their approaches to keep up
17 Dec 2020
What is design thinking and why do diverse workforces do it better?
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Business strategy

What is design thinking and why do diverse workforces do it better?

From 'innovation revenue' to first mover advantage, design thinking has a lot to offer
8 Dec 2020
Google firing Timnit Gebru is a step back for ethical AI - one you should not ignore
A photo of Timnit Gebru speaks onstage during Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018
artificial intelligence (AI)

Google firing Timnit Gebru is a step back for ethical AI - one you should not ignore

Two years after it stopped selling facial recognition tech, the company has seemingly decided to bite the hand that fed it
7 Dec 2020
Coronavirus creates new challenges for women in tech (and every other industry)
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Careers & training

Coronavirus creates new challenges for women in tech (and every other industry)

The pandemic has exacerbated issues for women in an industry where representation is already a problem
24 Nov 2020
What makes an effective diversity strategy?
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Careers & training

What makes an effective diversity strategy?

Having a comprehensive diversity strategy is no longer a tick box exercise, it’s a vital business imperative.
23 Nov 2020
Make the web accessible
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user experience (UX)

Make the web accessible

Tiny text, muffled sound and fiddly controls can make browsing websites and operating apps hard work. Here's how to make them all easier to see, hear …
20 Nov 2020
Red Hat, Cisco, IBM to coordinate scrapping of problematic developer terms
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Development

Red Hat, Cisco, IBM to coordinate scrapping of problematic developer terms

The consortium will develop a replacement word list for terms such as master/slave, as well as frameworks and a certification scheme
19 Nov 2020
How to find and root out unconscious bias
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Business

How to find and root out unconscious bias

While most organisations are cracking down on overt bias and prejudice, addressing ingrained attitudes can be more difficult
16 Nov 2020
How to find and root out unconscious bias
A drawing of a silhouette of a head with a white hand over its eyes giving a thumbs up, indicating unconscious bias
Business

How to find and root out unconscious bias

While most organisations are cracking down on overt bias and prejudice, addressing ingrained attitudes can be more difficult
16 Nov 2020
How the autistic population could solve the tech industry’s biggest challenge
Careers & training

How the autistic population could solve the tech industry’s biggest challenge

The neurodiverse population might not only help fill the skills gap, but bring a raft of unprecedented benefits – and big names like SAP and IBM are a…
22 Jun 2020
Does the tech industry welcome the LGBTQ+ community?
Careers & training

Does the tech industry welcome the LGBTQ+ community?

From passive discrimination to active acceptance, the employment landscape for LGBTQ+ people in tech is still uncertain
7 Apr 2020
Do we need to improve diversity within cyber security?
Business strategy

Do we need to improve diversity within cyber security?

We take a look at the industry's ongoing struggle with gender representation and the initiatives helping to create change
16 Dec 2019
Why a diverse workforce builds better products
Business strategy

Why a diverse workforce builds better products

From avoiding AI SNAFUs to increasing revenue, greater diversity means greater business benefits
13 Dec 2019
The IT Pro Podcast: How upskilling can improve diversity
Business strategy

The IT Pro Podcast: How upskilling can improve diversity

We explore how to plug your skills gap and address inequalities at the same time
15 Nov 2019
CEO Antonio Neri wants to address HPE's diversity imbalance
Diverse people
Careers & training

CEO Antonio Neri wants to address HPE's diversity imbalance

Neri reaffirms commitment to inclusivity, but statistics show there's plenty of room to improve
20 Jun 2018
Google diversity report shows efforts are "not enough"
Business operations

Google diversity report shows efforts are "not enough"

Black and Latino workers are leaving the company in their hundreds
18 Jun 2018
The 10 worst excuses for male-dominated company boards
Careers & training

The 10 worst excuses for male-dominated company boards

Hampton-Alexander Review brands firms' excuses as "pitiful and patronising"
31 May 2018
Less than 1% of girls study Computer Science at A-Level
Women in STEM
Careers & training

Less than 1% of girls study Computer Science at A-Level

The number of women studying Computer Science dwindles
12 Apr 2018
Microsoft accused of inaction on 238 discrimination claims
Business strategy

Microsoft accused of inaction on 238 discrimination claims

Redmond faces potential class-action lawsuit over handling of discrimination and harassment claims
14 Mar 2018
Seven ways to retain your female tech talent
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Careers & training

Seven ways to retain your female tech talent

Mentor and develop women in tech, and detoxify your culture
8 Mar 2018