Achieving diversity in IT: How women AND men can make a difference

Achieving diversity in IT: How women AND men can make a difference

Read coverage from Computer Weekly’s Women in UK IT event, including the Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2014 awards. In addition read the results of Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly’s Women in Tech Survey.

Continuing with its mission to encourage more females into the tech sector Computer Weekly recently held a women in IT event, to highlight how women AND men can make a difference.

The shortage of women working in technology is not just a problem for women to overcome – men too need to help make the industry more diverse and reflective of society.

Survey after survey has found that businesses with diverse teams are more profitable, since a mixed team is a better reflection of a diverse customer base. The technology industry is facing a skills crisis, and both male and female IT professionals are in a prime position to encourage more people of all ages and both sexes into the sector.

In Computer Weekly’s third annual event for women in IT, we heard from women and men who are making a difference to the digital economy and how they have been successful in recruiting skills from a more diverse base onto their teams so far.

You can find coverage of this event below along with the results of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT Awards 2014.

In addition you will find the results of Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly’s Women in Technology 2014 survey.

Table of contents:

The Most Influential women in UK IT 2014

women Computer Weekly – 8 July 2014: The most influential women in UK IT
In Computer Weekly, we reveal our annual list of the 25 most influential women in UK IT – female IT leaders making a difference to the digital economy. Read the issue now.

The 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2014
Find out the results of our Women in Technology Awards, ranking the top 25 most influential women in UK IT.

Photo gallery: Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2014
View images and read the bios of the 25 most influential women in UK IT.

Interview with the Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2014: Wendy Hall
Wendy Hall, who has been crowned the Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2014, says Solving the gender imbalance in the IT sector is not just an issue for women to sort out, but men too.

women Rising Stars revealed with Most Influential Women in UK IT list
During the judging process for the top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT the judges felt that a Rising Star category should be added so that a small group could be acknowledged for their work and potential.

Photo gallery of Rising Stars 2014: Most Influential Women in UK IT
During the judging process for the top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT the judges felt that a Rising Star category needed to be added so a handful of the ladies could be acknowledged for their work.

Speaker presentations

Speaker videos from Computer Weekly’s women in IT 2014 event

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women Video: Dame Wendy Hall - 2014's Most Influential Woman in UK IT
Dame Wendy Hall reached the number one spot on Computer Weekly’s list of the 25 most influential women in UK IT in 2014. See her acceptance speech.

Video: CWwomen: 4 women – Channel 4
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Kevin Gallagher, CIO, Channel 4 talks about the advantages of offering flexible working.

Video: CWwomen: Being a woman in technology - Mireality
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Maria Ingold - CEO, Mireality shares her experience of being a women in enterprise and how to deal with the male dominated enterprise world.

Video: CWwomen: Under-represented and undervalued - BCSWomen
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Gillian Arnold, Chair, BCSWomen discusses whether the UK should adopt more targets for recruiting women into enterprises.

women Video: CWwomen: Research findings into the marketplace – Capability Jane and BP
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Sara Hill from Capability Jane and James Evans from BP discuss how to make the work environment a more appealing place for women to work.

Video: CWwomen: Finance for female entrepreneurs – Pivotal Innovations
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Claire Cockerton talks about fund raising efforts, the current skills crisis in the technology industry, and recruiting skills for a more diverse workforce.

Video: CWwomen: Come as you are, do what you love – Microsoft
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Dr Nicola Hodson talks about inclusion in the workplace, the current skills crisis in the technology industry.

Video: CWwomen: Undergraduate and under-represented – Aberystwyth University
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Hannah Dee talks about undergraduate women.

Video: CWwomen: Marketing to women – Pretty Little Head
In this video from Computer Weekly’s Women in IT event, Jane Cunningham talks about marketing to women.

Mortimer Spinks survey

women In partnership with Mortimer Spinks Computer Weekly produced the Women in Technology 2014 Survey, which revealed some interesting viewpoints from both genders.

Women in Technology 2014
Are women flourishing in IT?
Find out by downloading the Women in techology report from Computer Weekly and Mortimer Spinks.

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