Women in Data have been supporting efforts in the Ukraine. Through the incredible work of some of our most active members and under the leadership and vision of Rob Howes, D.A.T.A. has launched and needs our support.
We are mobilising the data & analytics and technology communities to come together and raise money to help Ukrainian citizens. Together we can achieve more.
By uniting behind this single cause we will buy 10,000 medical kits, worth $1 million in 6 weeks.
DDD South West 2022 is running on the 25th of June this year. They have announced that they are extending their Call for Talk submissions. They would love to encourage more women to talk at the event and are keen to encourage 1st time speakers. So check them out and if you fancy a chance to get up on stage, submit a talk here.
This week we are taking a look at some of the latest work culture initiatives that we’ve been spotting as well as some key insights into the industry, where the skills shortage is and what may be of interest to get into as a career. So first off, a key insight from IC-Resources highlights not only the worth of jobs in the engineering field but also the shortage.
Speak Out Revolution is a non-profit organisation founded in 2020, with a mission to cancel the culture of silence on harassment and bullying in our workplaces. We’re leveraging the lived experiences of those who have spoken out about workplace harassment and bullying so we can collectively, efficiently and intelligently tackle the fundamental challenge to creating truly inclusive workplaces for all.
There has been an increase in salaries across the board in software, due to high demand and todays’ buoyant market. We continue to see demand for candidates with experience (academic or commercial) in Embedded Software, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
The global demand for semiconductor skills has reached unprecedented levels. That’s great for the people in the industry, as the upward pressure on salaries is also unprecedented.
The electronics recruitment industry has continued to bounce back with a vengeance and has never been busier. Generalist Electronics Engineers are in high demand in almost every area of the UK. Specialist skills within Power, RF and FPGA are particularly sought after,
The City of Bristol College has an Open Day this week and you can sign up here.
A couple of things we spotted that may be of interest is that they are also involved in both online and live and some that are free or affordable training for adults.
Over 50 short, online college courses are available for you to join today for free, giving you the skills you need for a career change or to get employment ready. This wide range of courses is brought to you by Partners in Bristol (PiB), part of City of Bristol College, in collaboration with SkillsNet. Some that piqued our interest:
You may wonder why we want to support IMD, but it’s something we have been talking about a lot in the group. When we originally set up Women’s Tech Hub there was a feeling that it would be seen as a women’s group and exclusionary with regard to gender. It’s thankfully been far from true.
Since the beginning, we have had such overwhelming support from men that we are quite frankly in awe of all the male allies we have met along the way. We joined forces with Codehub to jointly run workshops a while back and regularly get a 50/50 mix of genders (well more of a 40/40/10/3/2/1/3/1 type mix with all the gender identities which we love and we welcome all genders to join us on our meetup.)
Our aim is to support a fair and inclusive gender mix in the industry as that’s what we see in society as a whole and believe that should be reflected in the industry within the people solving problems using tech.
One of the best pieces of feedback we had from a workshop was where a Codehub member came back a week after their first workshop attendance and said that he was “surprised after coming to the previous one to go back to work the next day and realise they had no women in their company“. Job done!
This is the way forward for us – we are not looking to have the industry as female-only – we want a collaborative society and industry – and on that note, we want to mention a few of the great men that have been supporting us.