15 March 2017
The gender gap in the north’s digital technology sector is continuing to widen, according to the results of Manchester Digital’s annual digital skills audit.
Manchester Digital is the independent trade association for the digital sector in north-west England. In its audit of more than 250 local digital and technology businesses, it found that workforces split 72:28 male to female, compared with 60:40 last year.
The association says the disparity is even more prevalent when it comes to technical roles, where the male to female split is 88:12, up from 70:30 last year.Find out more
15 March 2017
The skill sets of IT pros in the UK don’t live up to the expectations of CIOs and IT directors, says new research from Robert Half Technology (RHT).
As part of its annual global study, the specialised recruitment consultancy surveyed more than 100 CIOs and IT and technology executives from companies across the UK. It reveals that 74 per cent are frequently faced with IT candidates who are not able to meet the skill level required for the roles they’re applying for.Find out more
10 January 2017
This year’s Everywoman Forum will take place on 9 February at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Now in it’s third year, the annual event is billed as the UK’s largest technology forum for women.
According to the organisers, it will gather more than 600 of “the brightest business leaders in technology and some of the finest motivators and professionals in female development”.Find out more
11 October 2016
CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the infosec industry, is calling for more women to become cyber security professionals.
“Increasing the number of women in cyber security is not simply for diversity’s sake, but for the sake of the industry,” said CREST president Ian Glover.
The organisation has recently released a report outlining the conclusions from its 2016 Diversity Workshop. Citing data from ISC2 ’s latest Global Information Security Workforce Study, the report said that women in the infosec profession represent 10 per cent of the global workforce.Find out more