We hope you all had a wonderful break and managed to overindulge with friends and family. Welcome to the new year and here’s hoping it will be a year filled with great people, friends and enjoyable jobs. We have some plans for Workshop Wednesday activities and a website redesign coming up so lots to keep an eye out for.Continue reading “Happy New Year – and welcome back”
Women In Tech Interview: Zara Nanu
We often hear the barriers which deter women and girls from engaging in science, technology, engineering and maths are unconscious bias and a lack of diversity at board level. To celebrate the launch of Women Tech Founders, we are interviewing the female leaders involved with SETsquared Bristol to explore their career paths and views on issues faced by women in technology. Each of their stories is individual, some have a technical background, others are using technology to enable their business idea.
Dr Zara Nanu, co-founder of Gapsquare, shares her story: Continue reading “Women In Tech Interview: Zara Nanu”
Maternity, Parenthood and Pay Gap
There’s been quite a bit of discussion in the media on the gender pay gap recently, after a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies stated that many women are penalised for taking time off to have children.
Reading more carefully it seems that it is not so much taking maternity leave that is an issue but that women with children often return to work part time and so they “lose out on subsequent wage progression, meaning that the hourly wages of men (and of women in full-time work) pull further and further ahead”
Gender Pay Gap analysis workshop
Do you ever wonder how often companies notice their own issues around gender and how they value the men and women who work for them? There was a satirical piece out this week in the UK in response to comments by a well-known tennis personality or two about the relative importance of male vs female players.