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North American LGBTQIA+ founders explore business opportunities in London

London will host a group of North American LGBTQIA+ founders and entrepreneurs today for the start of a two-day virtual trade mission to explore London’s business ecosystem. The mission will see fourteen of North America’s fastest-growing LGBTQIA+ led tech companies…

Tech Nation launches new Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit to create equal opportunities in UK tech

Tech Nation launches the Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit; a comprehensive guide to address diversity challenges in tech companies and the UK tech sector, in order to help build a strong, diverse and inclusive tech sector.

Why are female founders ignored by VCs?

In 2020, UK venture capital firms invested £12bn into businesses across the nation . By far the largest total value of investment across the whole of Europe, with Germany ranking second, but some way behind at £5.6bn.

Nine powerful women share the advice they'd give their younger selves

International women’s day is a double-edged tampon, on the one hand it’s a day of celebration, reflection and unity, on the other, it’s a day to bring about awareness and focus on the inequalities that still pelage our society. How’s…

The ability people

A recruitment startup that uses technology to enable people with disabilities to work as effectively as anybody else.

Diversifying your business

Businesses, whether they’re established, starting up or looking to grow, all have one thing in common. The need to be agile and aware.  And, if the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that businesses can adapt to a changing market…

How businesses can truly champion diversity

Action, Allies, Achievements, and Accountability are the cornerstones of a strategy for achieving diversity goals. As the CEO of Hyve Dynamics , Cecilia Harvey works with the leadership team to ensure that diversity and inclusion is reflected in our strategy and…

Wonder Women Tech announces lineup for first-ever virtual summit

Wonder Women Tech (WWT), a global ecosystem that serves women and underrepresented groups in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), announced today the lineup for the organization’s first-ever virtual summit, taking place September 16-19th, 2020 from 9-5:30pm (PT).

Why many ambitious, entrepreneurial women feel held back by themselves

Much of my work is focused around helping women to achieve their highest vision for themselves both personally and professionally. So many women, including those conceiving, founding and running their own businesses, have a strong sense of ambition and a…

Celebrating International Women's Day with JFD

The Digital Women’s Day, JFD in French, was started up by Delphine Remy-Boutang back in 2013, (back then just an annual meeting), but has since evolved into so much more. It is now a platform for the promotion of digital…

Why workplace diversity is still a challenge today

The drive for businesses to make positive changes around inclusion and diversity in the workplace is now more important than it ever was before. To encourage businesses to take stand against discrimination and drive forward a progressive future, global workplace…

What is helping you through the pandemic?

This has been quite a year and if 2020’s taught us anything it’s that we need to take very good care of ourselves, as our business’s biggest asset.  Your wellbeing is the source of energy and creativity that your business…

The changing tide for women in engineering

LEADING independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard marked this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) with the release of a special podcast, interviewing civil engineer Natalie Clemson about her journey from sandwich year placement to national director at…

Black Tech Fest reaffirms companies commitment to British Black community

 The largest global brands in the technology industry today announce their collective commitment to champion racial equity at Black Tech Fest '21 , a live festival celebrating Black culture, showcasing innovation, and creating pathways for underrepresented talent. The three-day event…

Data & Marketing Association joins Race Equality Matters UK campaign

The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) has announced a new partnership with not-for-profit organisation,  Race Equality Matters, which will seek to achieve racial equality in the workplace.

52 diverse women join Hatch's female founders programmes

Founded in 2014, Hatch has been on a mission to increase diversity in entrepreneurship and has been shining the spotlight on diverse women-led businesses ever since.

Part one – Unconscious bias

Only one in five women in the UK hold investments... why? In the first of this three-part series I’ll be exploring this question and sharing some of my experience working in the male-dominated world of finance.

London and Greater Manchester join forces to support entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds

Black, Asian and mixed background tech entrepreneurs from London and Greater Manchester will join a five-day virtual trade mission starting today (7th to 11th June). The mission will see fifteen companies ‘touch-down’ in North America to meet with corporates and startups to explore…

Building diversity within venture capital

Included VC, the first-of-its-kind global initiative building diversity within venture capital, has in a collaborative partnership with 11 funds from around the world, kicked off its Fellowship II. It is the only offering on the market that offers a nine-month,…

International Women's Day backing with call for equal opportunities

Research by the Belvoir Group has found that although three quarters of women working in the property industry are keen to run their own business, lack of confidence and concerns about juggling family and work life are major preventative factors.

It's a man's world?

Ben Hayes, Director of Grasp Brands, exposes the tech industry's big and costly branding problem.

Mind the gap

'Why men shouldn’t be the only architects of our digital future'. In the tech world we're always talking about solutions. You hear it all the time, in every pitch deck, on every panel, how if you want to build a successful…

Has gender equality in the workplace been achieved?

March 8th 2021 marks International Women’s Day, and a Yoopies survey on equality has revealed that 70% our survey respondents believe there is gender inequality in the workplace in various ways. Pay gaps, missing out on promotions and lack of…

It starts with STEM

With the recent A-Level and GCSE results being released in the UK, let's look at the statistics  of young women studying STEM subjects. 

Innovation celebration tackles post-Covid reality for BAME people

Black Tech Fest (BTF) is a first-of-its-kind digital conference and movement aiming to help Black professionals expand their network and influence while celebrating the boldest innovations created by the Black community.

Is there a diversity problem in venture capital?

The year 2020 is a year like no other. While data shows the pandemic hasn’t affected the overall amount VC dollars invested in tech companies ( on par with previous years; US ), it has already had a disproportionate effect…

Newton Venture Program unveils its first cohort of investor trainees looking to make VC more diverse

The Newton Venture Program is unveiling its first diverse cohort of investment trainees set to make the worlds of tech and venture capital more representative and is opening applications for its next program.

Mentoring and funding are only getting us so far

There’s one tool that’s underused to address the gender diversity gap in startups - education.

Zoom identified as worst company for gender diversity in the boardroom

Bumble’s CEO, Whitney Wolfe Herd, became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire last week– a huge milestone for women in business everywhere. But how many female decision-makers are there in the boardrooms of some of the biggest companies in technology,…

Female-Founded Startup Fundraising Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

PitchBook , the data provider for the private and public equity markets, has released All In: Women in the VC Ecosystem , its second annual report examining global Venture Capital (VC) investment in female-founded startups. The report, published with support…

The three things I wish I'd known when I started my tech journey

After graduating from university in 2016, I found myself working for one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Amazon. Although ironically, I was working as far away from tech in operations, managing up to a hundred warehouse staff…

Plugging the gender divide in fintech

Despite constantly evolving, women are still under-represented in the tech sector – a problem even more acute in fintech, which is typically male-dominated. But as a woman with an eye on fintech markets across Europe, here’s how we can tackle the…

Working mums have demanded flexibilty for decades

As someone who once worked for big tech in corporate America, I can attest to the difficulties corporate environments impose on people as individuals, especially caregivers. I don’t limit my identities to only being a mother or only being a…

One in three female entrepreneurs still face gender bias

Despite the global growth of women-led businesses, funding continues to be a significant challenge. Having gathered multiple data and research, Instant Offices revealed 35% of female business founders still face gender bias when raising their business capital. Female entrepreneurs also receive…

How graduate female founders are navigating challenging times

For many businesses, the pandemic has been the biggest unwanted spanner in the works that will take some time to come back from. After working from home  for over a year, we can see first-hand the impact that the situation…

Meet Mel – Founder of This Mum Runs

This Mum Runs is the largest mobile, on and offline running community for Mums in the world, aiming to empower millions of women to feel great about themselves just through moving more and doing it using the power of community. Here we…

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