Providing adequate computing education to students can inspire them to choose computer science majors and careers, but not all states allow computer science to count as a math or science graduation requirement. #CSEdWeek represents an opportunity to offer informal experiences, and each of us can get involved. #CSforAll takes all of us. Each of us can not only show students… Continue Reading Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) Starts on Monday, December 3
Naheed Afzal LLB takes home the Inspire Award at the GG2 Diversity Leadership Awards and launch of the GG2 Power list 2019
Naheed Afzal LLB takes home the Inspire Award at the GG2 Diversity Leadership Awards and launch of the GG2 Power list 2019 We are delighted to see our Co – Founder and CEO take home the Inspire award at the GG2 Diversity leadership Awards – the premier awards for inclusion, diversity and leadership which… Continue Reading Naheed Afzal LLB takes home the Inspire Award at the GG2 Diversity Leadership Awards and launch of the GG2 Power list 2019
Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual… Continue Reading The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women
20 of the UK’s most exciting fintech companies join inaugural Tech Nation Fintech programme We are very excited to present the 20 early-stage companies that will make up the first ever Tech Nation Fintech programme cohort. We’ve been searching far and wide for the most promising fintech startups in the UK, the global home of fintech.… Continue Reading 20 of the UK’s most exciting fintech companies join inaugural Tech Nation Fintech programme
This free Career Fair and Expo is open to the public and WWT have partnered with Jobbio to provide a digital platform where you can interact with companies prior to the conference, during the conference and two weeks post conference! What can you look forward to? Mindfulness Zone sponsored by MINDBODY, Inc. Networking… Continue Reading WWT Long Beach National Conference Oct 5th & 6th
42,000 Londoners are talking about London’s future right now. Now’s your chance to be a part of the conversation. Here’s how it works: when we want to know what Londoners think, we ask our online community – Talk London. What they say shapes the way we run the city to make it better for everyone.… Continue Reading Join Talk London
We’re thrilled to see our Co- founder @naheedfafzal a finalist at the prestigious @GG2Diversity @EasternEye #GG2Awards! Firmly established as the premier awards for inclusion, diversity and leadership in the UK. There’s no other event quite like the GG2 Leadership Awards to better recognise Britain’s great cultural diversity. Over 700 guests from all walks of life… Continue Reading GG2 LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2018
MSDUK is pleased to announce the finalists for its second annual innovation challenge, a pitching business competition that aims to provide opportunities to ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the UK with an innovation idea, product or technology. From Aberdeen to London, UK entrepreneurs submitted and impressive range of ideas within this year’s four key categories:… Continue Reading Announcing the MSDUK 2018 Awards Finalists
What an incredible wrap up to #LTW, exhausting but inspiring after the largest #women and #diversity event during London Tech Week. It’s been a pleasure to support the Wonder Women Tech Foundation and Lisa Mae Brunson, with her work and her #vision on the second international #WWT2018 conference in #london. We’ve had an eclectic mix… Continue Reading WWT – Post Event Acknowledgements
We’re thrilled and privileged to have been at Buckingham Palace to celebrate HRH 70th birthday and his patronage to over 400 charities including Mosaic! We’ve been supporting the Prince’s initiative along with other charities, as one of our nominated charities for the last 6 years and remain active within its operation and in volunteering. Founded… Continue Reading Our continued support of the Prince’s Trust – Celebrating HRH 70th Birthday at the Palace
The US has proven to be a real differentiator of workforce diversity and market place diversity when compared to the UK. The whole concept around supplier diversity is a well-entrenched phenomenon and one which has been around for the past forty years. Completely in tune with an understanding of the richness that comes from embracing… Continue Reading Understanding supplier diversity in the US and inclusive procurement in the UK
In partnership with Wonder Women Tech, we are proud to announce an upcoming event! Enjoy an exciting weekend of speakers, keynotes, breakouts, panel discussions and career development workshops for Women in Tech and diversity in steam! Join us at the Plexal on the 15th of June 14 Eastbay Lane London E15 2GW … Continue Reading WOMEN & DIVERSITY 2018 LONDON TECH CONFERENCE
Join us for the Wonder Women Tech / Women and Diversity conference during London Tech Week at the Plexal! An exciting weekend of Speakers , Keynotes, breakouts panel discussions and career development workshops Read more below: https://wonderwomentech.com/london-2018 https://i2.wp.com/wonderwomentech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logos-white-5.jpg?resize=791%2C1024&ssl=1
Fairness, equality and social innovation have been fundamental to Naheed’s personal values and she has found a way to extend these values into her business. High-performing organizations recognize that the aim of diversity is not just meeting compliance targets, but tapping into the diverse perspectives and approaches each individual brings to the workplace. Please… Continue Reading WoW Woman in STEM | Naheed Afzal, Co-founder and Director at Contracts IT
We had a wonderful day celebrating International Women’s day 2018, working our way across London and beyond. A big Shout out to Plumstead Manor School who put on such a wonderful packed day – you were a terrific audience! An absolute pleasure to share the platform with some amazing speakers and panellist during the… Continue Reading Celebration of #IWD2018
What a fabulous day attending the Princes Trust Awards : An inspirational afternoon listening to young people’s courageous stories #ThePrincesTrust Awards giving young people the confidence to live, learn and to earn. @Mosaicnetwork #youthcandoit Sign up to mentor here: https:/ https://www.mosaicnetwork.co.uk/mentor/
Today is International Womens’ Day! There has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress http://ow.ly/Ae9930iKjv2 via @womensday #IWD #IWD2018 #womensday #internationalwomensday I will #PressforProgress and … question assumptions about women challenge statements that limit women always use inclusive language work to remove barriers to women’s progress buy from retailers… Continue Reading How will you be pushing for progress?
We’re partnering with our US partner to bring the second WonderWomenTech conference to the UK and would love you to join / support or be a part of it! WWT London Conference SAVE THE DATE What Magic Can You Expect? Wonder Women Tech is Back and bigger than ever! We’ll be at the Plexal… Continue Reading WWT Conference
Dear Friend, Patchwork Foundation would like to invite you to participate in our #GetInvolved Programme. In the lead up to the Local Council Election on the 3rd May 2018, Patchwork Foundation will be offering you the opportunity to campaign alongside a number of high profile MP’s, Cabinet and Shadow Ministers. Through this programme you will get a fantastic experience and… Continue Reading Patchwork Foundation – #GetInvolved 2018
Contracts IT recruitment Consulting is absolutely thrilled to pledge its support to the Tech Talent Charter. We love the fact that the TTC is run as an industry collective and using the power of collaboration to bring about meaningful change in the world of Technology – this resonates with our philosophy of “favouring curiosity and… Continue Reading Tech Talent Charter
Great to be attending the exclusive event discussing how business and education must work together to inspire the next generation, provide them with work experience opportunities and empower them to explore the world of work on their own terms. Inspiring to hear from Founders4Schools’ Executive Chair Sherry Coutu CBE mission to introduce young people to inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders.… Continue Reading Work Finder presents opportunity to inspire the next generation!
International Visit to India – the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme is proud to present the first mayoral B32B and Edtech mission to Mumbai and Bangalore
The Mayor’s International Business Programme is proud to present our first Mayoral B2B and Edtech mission to Mumbai and Bangalore. This visit brings 18 of London’s high-growth companies to identify partnerships and explore business opportunities, taking in the vibrant cities of Mumbai and Bangalore. Technology is a growing sector for India and London businesses are… Continue Reading International Visit to India – the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme is proud to present the first mayoral B32B and Edtech mission to Mumbai and Bangalore
Written by Myra Hunt, Chief Digital Officer at DEFRA We took over as Defra’s joint Chief Digital Officers back in July. Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time meeting a lot of different people at all levels around the organisation, asking questions and listening. One thing that’s emerged is that not everyone shares the… Continue Reading What we mean by “digital”
Written by Vivienne Artz, President of WIBF 300 people, mainly women, and mainly young women at that, gathered in one venue made for an engaging, fascinating, illuminating day at the 17% Banking on Diversity in Tech event on Thursday 2nd November. Collaboration by Lloyds Banking Group, Digital Leaders and Women in Banking and Finance made… Continue Reading Reflections on diversity in tech
Written by Chris Yiu, Senior Policy Fellow for Technology at the Tony Blair Institute This post follows the launch of TBI’s first major publication on tech policy. You can read the full report here, and a foreword by Tony Blair here. The defining characteristic of the modern era is change, particularly change driven by advances in technology.… Continue Reading Technology for the many
For our latest interview, we sit down and talk with Mike Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer and Nancy Betz, Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLBDM). For those not familiar with the organization, FHLBDM “is a member-owned cooperative that provides funding solutions and liquidity to… Continue Reading #WeAreNMSDC Podcast: Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
There is an urgent and imperative need to adjust to a new disruptive reality. What tools are essential for emerging leaders in this age of environmental, social, technological and political disruption? The Women of the Future Summit gathers together current and emerging leaders from across the globe, to discuss how it is possible to harness… Continue Reading The 2017 Agenda: Harnessing the power of disruption
A Successful Generation Success Technology Event Inspiring the Next Generation of Technology Experts
On the 20th June 2017, Generation Success hosted “GS Power Series: London Technology Week Special.” This invigorating and rousing networking seminar provided today’s aspiring youths with the invaluable opportunity to gain guidance by some of the UK’s top tech experts on how to succeed within the ever-growing and dynamic world of technology. The event began with… Continue Reading A Successful Generation Success Technology Event Inspiring the Next Generation of Technology Experts
Explore the magic that is Wonder Women Tech as we highlight, celebrate, and educate women and the underrepresented across STEAM industries! We bridge the gap between Being Human and tech! Join us in 2018 as we launch our first Global Summit in Washington D.C., January 26th, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,… Continue Reading Check out and register for Wonder Women Tech 2018 – next stop Washington DC!
Cracking down on dangers like cyber-bullying, trolling and under-age access to porn, the Government’s Internet Safety Strategy proposes: A new social media code of practice to see a joined-up approach to remove or address bullying, intimidating or humiliating online content An industry-wide levy so social media companies and communication service providers contribute to raise awareness and counter… Continue Reading Making Britain the safest place in the world to be online
Phase IV of the Apollo Project (an initiative of the InterLaw Diversity Forum) is now underway and we are accepting nominations of individuals or organisations whose initiatives are furthering the advancement of inclusive cultures in the workplace to promote meritocracy. *Individual awards have been added this year in order to recognise individual change-makers as well as organisations. Please use the nomination forms on the… Continue Reading INTERLAW DIVERSITY FORUM
The The Apollo Project is a global cross-sector initiative for businesses and organisations of all sizes, which provides the practical tools needed to better embed more inclusive workplace practices and cultures to promote meritocracy. The Apollo Project seeks out and awards ground-breaking initiatives and examples of best practice backed up by evidence, and then offers… Continue Reading THE APOLLO PROJECT
The Global Supplier Diversity Alliance provides a unique collaborative and effective global supplier diversity platform representing international supplier diversity advocacy organisations in five countries: Australia: Supply Nation Canada: Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) China: Minority Supplier Development in China (MSDChina) South Africa: South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC) UK: Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) Collectively, these… Continue Reading GSDA | A global information network promoting minority supplier inclusion
“Giving young women with a passion for technology a real chance” The year-long scheme – launched today – will offer three talented women who wish to pursue a career in technology a £25,000 bursary, communications training and mentoring, as well as access to Sky’s expansive technology network. Each of the winners will be paired with high… Continue Reading Sky starts the search for outstanding young women in STEM with £25k scholarships
Overseas domestic workers are routinely subjected to abuses such as withdrawal of pay – victims, in part of their immigration status. ‘[The employers] did not give me [enough] to eat. Only once a day, limited food. I was hungry. That is why I said I made a sacrifice: you need to work, you sacrifice everything’.… Continue Reading Human rights can’t be conditional on a work permit
NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE 2018 FDM EVERYWOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS INSPIRING TOMORROW’S WORLD
NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED The eighth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, in association with techUK, is now open for nominations until Monday 16 October and seeking those individuals whose achievements not only influence those they work with, but also the next generation working in the UK’s technology industry. This year’s programme will have a focus on identifying and celebrating… Continue Reading NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE 2018 FDM EVERYWOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS INSPIRING TOMORROW’S WORLD
Now in its eighth year, nominations for the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are now open! The annual Awards programme uncovers and celebrates the most inspirational women working within STEM industries, demonstrating the vast range of career opportunities that the sector has to offer for women. This year’s programme will have a focus on… Continue Reading 2018 FDM EVERYWOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
Wonder Women Tech goes Global! Enjoy the highlights from our first London Conference hosted by the Ministry of Justice UK, April 27th and at Expedia Inc. headquarters on April 28th, 2017. We had a wonderful time exploring diversity and inclusion and highlighting, celebrating and educating women and diversity in STEAM industries. Not featured is our… Continue Reading Throwback to our WonderWomen Tech London 2017 Conference!
DESCRIPTION A competition to find fintech startups that make financial services work for everyone. Join us for the final round of our Fintech For All Competition, where we hear pitches from the 6 finalists and our panel of expert judges award the winners. What is Fintech For All? Millions of people in the UK don’t… Continue Reading Tech City UK’s Fintech For All Competition Final | 15th November 2017
Innovation Challenge winner Amit Pate, Snaptivity, with Denis Ford, Cummins Amit Pate of Snaptivity, a smart stadium technology that drives fan engagement at live sporting events, won the MSDUK Innovation Challenge on 21st September 2017 in Birmingham. In a pitching contest organised at Edgbaston cricket ground, judges declared that Mr Pate’s platform had considerable opportunity… Continue Reading AMIT PATE OF SNAPTIVITY WINS THE MSDUK INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2017
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting Go to Grow: Cohort Six of The Mayor’s International Business Programme
We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted onto this new and exclusive programme. The programme is targeted at fast-growing London based companies operating in the technology, life sciences and urban sectors and provides support with the aim of facilitating further growth. Partners to the programme include the European Union (European Regional development fund) KPMG who… Continue Reading Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting Go to Grow: Cohort Six of The Mayor’s International Business Programme
Burcu Karabork has spent the past year planning, pitching, living, breathing and advocating for this event (alongside dev, !instead of it). She has done her fair share of kicking + screaming, too 🙂 Wincie, Michelle and Burcu have tried to create something that they sincerely hope you will find useful in your day-to-day lives as… Continue Reading 02/10/2017 – 06/10/2017: Natwest | Growing Inclusive Leadership in Tech
WoW Woman in STEM | Ghaithaa Manla, Manager of Impactech and Enterprise Research Fellow at the University of Southampton
Dr. Ghaithaa Manla, Impactech manager is currently Enterprise Research Fellow for the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. She strongly believes that having a healthy and strong relationship between these separate worlds will ensure that scientific discoveries and technological developments are accessible to the end users who can then further exploit the technology into new… Continue Reading WoW Woman in STEM | Ghaithaa Manla, Manager of Impactech and Enterprise Research Fellow at the University of Southampton
Maria McKavanagh is Chief Operating Officer of Verv where they have created a magic box that uses artificial intelligence to turn all your appliances into smart appliances. Verv is a London-based tech startup that received their seed funding from Ignite and have gone on to raise a further million pounds from other sources. Previously Maria… Continue Reading WoW Woman in IoT | Maria McKavanagh, COO of Verv
WoW Woman in Wearable Tech | Tatjana Schiller, Design Thinking Coach at SAP and Partner Manager at Wear It Berlin
Tatjana, what does your current job role entail? What projects are you working on at the moment? My passion for challenges and curiosity to learn more and think big made me go for not one, but two jobs at once. My role at Wear It Berlin is to help technologists and designers – start-ups and… Continue Reading WoW Woman in Wearable Tech | Tatjana Schiller, Design Thinking Coach at SAP and Partner Manager at Wear It Berlin
After a 10 year career as a professional and international beach volleyball player, Helen Brown decided to transfer her skills into business. She has found the recruitment industry to perfectly suit her drive and determination, and has an exceptional record in a relatively short time. Helen strives to be the best at everything that she… Continue Reading WoW Women in VR and AR | Helen Brown and Harriet Grant, co-founders and directors of 3Cubed
In July 2012, the InterLaw Diversity Forum, with support from the Law Society and the Bar Council, surveyed almost 2,000 respondents from all strands of diversity and inclusion in the UK legal sector. From this data it published its ground-breaking report “Career Progression in the Legal Sector”, with a preface from Baroness Patricia Scotland PC QC. … Continue Reading Disability, Trans, and Bi Roundtable Discussions: ‘Career Progression Report’ 2017 Update
A cover letter carries the first impression you would make to a potential employer. If it is good enough, there is a greater chance for you to be considered for the role. If it fails to stand out however, your application might be left out in favor of other candidates. So to make sure… Continue Reading 6 Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Eye-Catching
How has your Summer been? I had a truly memorable two weeks with my family in amazing Thailand. I had my first experience of a hillside elephant trek, was struck by the serenity of grand temples housing gigantic Buddha statues and ended the trip navigating the crazy busy streets of Bangkok. The true highlight was… Continue Reading Getting You Motivated in September
Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, holistic therapists, psychiatrists and individuals involved in the mental health field, and other caring professionals work in roles where good interpersonal skills are vital for the quality of service they deliver. Interpersonal skills such as listening and thinking about how the other person may be feeling are fundamental. Caring for another is… Continue Reading Unconscious Bias And Emotional Resilience
We have some exciting career opportunities for consultants who wish to work for a company with a difference. We’re looking for business development consultants, experienced recruiters, resource consultants and entry level research / marketing consultants. Experience of Diversity recruiting or someone looking for training in this area would be great. This is a permanent position where… Continue Reading We’re hiring across the Recruitment Spectrum!
We have been hard at work at GS HQ and are excited by what we have for you coming up. The main news is that we have: Booked all events for 2017 – October 2018. They will soon be posted up. (click here) We have secured 200 new mentors through a partnership with an online… Continue Reading GENERATION SUCCESS AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Okay, we all understand the importance of having great people working for us. With a talented and motivated team on board, your business is far more likely to be successful. I think recruiting and obtaining the right people in your business is just as vital as managing finances and generating sales. So here are five… Continue Reading Top five tips on attracting talent for small businesses – James Caan
Mominations for the 2017 Women of the Future Awards, in association with Aviva, are currently open. Our entry deadline is September 8 and this year’s Awards will be presented on November 15 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. More information about the nomination process and the categories open to nomination can be found on… Continue Reading Are you a next generation leader in Science, Tech & Digital? Then make sure you apply!
One of the key things that the Festival does is to open up the history of Lambeth’s people and places and to make them relevant and interesting for residents and visitors. Preserving our heritage and using it to help connect local people with the opportunities and challenges in Lambeth today is something that I am… Continue Reading Lambeth Heritage Festival: 60 events all over Lambeth, all September
Short up top today, since I’m in Aspen helping the team prepare for Fortune Brainstorm Tech, which gets underway at 2pm Mountain Time. I can already report that diversity and inclusion are top of mind for most of the attendees I’ve spoken with, inspired by the torrent of difficult news coming out of the tech sector, the current national… Continue Reading Fortune Brainstorm Tech Tackles Diversity
Global history serves as concrete affirmation that human nature is intrinsically fuelled by rage, jealousy and greed. As a direct consequence of such ill-fated motivations, societies all around the world have unjustly suffered at the hands of violence, discrimination and racial prejudice. It is incredibly easy for us to focus solely upon the negatives that… Continue Reading Mandela Day 2017 Welcomes Founder and CEO of Generation Success James Adeleke
Ethnic minority businesses in the UK are at the forefront of building an innovation-driven economy and MSDUK is delighted to support the growth of high-potential, technologydriven EMBs by providing them access to markets, investment and know-how through our Innovation Challenge programme. About Innovation Challenge Innovation Challenge is a business competition, sponsored by Cummins, that invites… Continue Reading MSDUK 2017 INNOVATION CHALLENGE
A new coalition of 20 race equality campaign groups has launched a manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain which includes a set of demands they want the next government to adopt. The ‘Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain’ includes policy proposals to tackle racial inequalities in the jobs market, housing, and criminal justice. Proposals include:… Continue Reading Manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain
Diversity UK yesterday honoured race equality campaigner Paul Stephenson OBE with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on diversity and inclusion. Mr Stephenson was presented with his award by Helen Grant MP, Dilip Joshi MBE, Chair of Diversity UK and Anil Bhanot OBE, Chair of the Ethnic Minority Foundation, on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.… Continue Reading Diversity UK honours Paul Stephenson OBE
The Company Contracts IT are a global tech staffing company connecting excellent technologist with some of the most innovative companies in the world. Over the past 17 years they have leveraged technology to develop a competitive and cultural advantage for their clients & supplemented these with holistic solutions for workforce diversity and inclusion. We’re helping… Continue Reading CONTRACTS IT REAP THE REWARDS AFTER DEVELOPING AND NURTURING RELATIONSHIP WITH MARSH & MCLENNAN
To kick off London Tech Week, Women of Wearables are organising another monthly meetup on Monday June 12 where we will be discussing all things fashion tech! Our speakers include our WoW women Kristina Dimitrova CEO of Interlaced, Dr Camille Baker co-founder of E-Stitches, Ishwari Thopte Fashion Tech Project Officer at Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Nancy Boehm and Lou-Ann… Continue Reading Women & Fashion Technology Event | London 12 June
A word from Graham Norton Comedian, Television & Radio Presenter ‘’Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards! I want to wish all of this year’s nominees the best of luck for the ceremony, you all deserve to win!’’ TWO WEEKS… Continue Reading The National Diversity Awards!!!
Thursday, June 15th 3.00pm London time, 10.00am New York time Hosted by TONY RESTELL with invited expert GAVIN SPEIRS Join us to explore… How the actions of hiring managers and recruiters materially impact your Quality of Hire The ways your business can leverage data and technology to improve Quality of Hire How to determine your… Continue Reading 5 KEY STEPS TO BOOST YOUR COMPANY’S QUALITY OF HIRE
Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in our recent #WWT2017 Women and Diversity in Tech Conference
Our amazing City of London has seen another inspiring conference; and one where we were very honoured to co-produce. Wonder Women Tech London was the first collaborative conference in London to bring and inspire women in STEAM under one roof at the Ministry of Justice on Day 1 and Expedia Inc. on Day 2. ‘Wonder… Continue Reading Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in our recent #WWT2017 Women and Diversity in Tech Conference
Empowering non-technical staff to accelerate digital transformation (Guest post) Virginia Choy, CEO of PretaGov, explains how developer shortages will slow digital transformation in the public sector, and why low-code form builders could empower non-technical staff and accelerate the channel shift The government is pushing hard to move public services online and they have made several… Continue Reading Empowering non-technical staff to accelerate digital transformation
FinTech Circle had a successful launch of their 1st FinTech Academy in Africa with their partner Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTI) combined with the Africa launch of The FINTECH Book. They welcomed readers from more than 107 countries and joined the PowerLunch at CNBC Africa live. FINTECH IS AN ECONOMIC SECTOR WHERE COMPANIES APPLY TECHNOLOGY TO… Continue Reading FINTECH ACADEMY AFRICA | Johannesburg
Wonder Women Tech held April 27 to April 28 in London brought together hundreds of global professionals from a variety of sectors interested in a shift towards greater diversity and inclusion. With partners such as the Ministry of Justice, Contracts Recruiting, Expedia, Google and many other corporations, the two-day conference’s mission was to highlight, educate… Continue Reading Wonder Women Tech London Delivers Inclusivity Message
Fairness, equality and social innovation have been fundamental to Naheed’s personal values and she has found a way to extend these values into her business. High-performing organizations recognize that the aim of diversity is not just meeting compliance targets, but tapping into the diverse perspectives and approaches each individual brings to the workplace. Naheed qualified… Continue Reading WOW Women of Wearables Naheed Afzal co founder – Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting
Lisa Mae Brunson always wanted to change the world. While that probably sounds like a superwoman-sized mission statement, it’s not far from her reality. Through the power of tech, Brunson strives to solve some of the world’s major challenges that foster inequality. As the producer of both Hacks4Humanity and Wonder Women Hacks, along with a… Continue Reading Tech Wonder Woman Fights for Gender Equality, Social Good
Saija Mahon is an amazing entrepreneur in the world of STEAM. After working for some of London’s biggest online marketing agencies, in 2010 Mahon founded her own digital media company, Mahon Digital Marketing Ltd. Additionally Saija has also founded Lonely Robot Web Design Agency that solely specializes in web design and build within the UK… Continue Reading Speaker Spotlight- Saija Mahon
Wonder Women Tech London Conference hosted by Ministry of Justice and Contracts IT: Ministry of Justice 102 Petty France, Westminster, London SW1H 9AJ Join us on April 27th and enjoy an exciting day of speakers, keynotes, breakouts, panel discussions and career development workshops. Discover your next career position and/or mentor at our Speed Recruiting and… Continue Reading Wonder Women Tech London Conference
Susanne Chishti is an entrepreneur, investor and innovative leader in the world of financial technology (fintech). She began her career in the tech industry 20 years ago with a Silicon Valley company named Tandem Computers (now part of HP).She has been in the fintech industry before the term was even created! Since then Chishti has… Continue Reading Speaker Spotlight-Susanne Chishti
Silja Litvin is a remarkable woman in the world of STEAM. A former model, she gave up that lavish career to become a psychologist. Silja has a passion for helping those who suffer from mental illnesses. This passion is what prompted her to create and serve as CEO of Psycapps. Psycapps is an app that… Continue Reading Speaker Spotlight-Silja Litvin
Naheed Afzal has been a leader in the diversity and inclusion movement within the tech industry for almost two decades. In 1999 she co-founded Contracts-IT, a specialist technology recruitment agency offering a unique and integrated approach to IT staffing for the corporate and public sector around the globe. Fairness, equality and social innovation have been… Continue Reading Speaker Spotlight-Naheed Afzal
I wanted to pen an update for our Inaugural London Women in #STEAM conference on 27th & 28th April 2017 with our wonderful US Partner Wonder Women Tech and to give a special thank you to our Headline sponsors, the Ministry of Justice and Expedia. Wonder Women Tech is an organization that produces year-round programming… Continue Reading #WeAreChangemakers #WWT2107 conference
PODCASTS In episode 52 of the Electric Runway podcast, fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco speaks with Marija Butkovic and Michelle Hua, two England-based fashion tech entrepreneurs and the co-founders of WOW—that’s Women of Wearables. WOW is a network for inspiring, connecting, and supporting women in wearable tech, fashion tech, IoT, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Their conversation… Continue Reading BEYOND SHRINKING & PINKING WITH WOMEN OF WEARABLES (WOW)
LONG BEACH, Calif. –March 28, 2017– From April 27-28, Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting (CIT) will join Wonder Women Tech (WWT) for their first inaugural conference in London. They are dedicating this conference to the #WeAreChangemakers movement as well as the involvement of women, minorities and other underrepresented groups in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and… Continue Reading LONDON CONFERENCE TO UNITE STEAM COMMUNITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN
The persistence of gender inequality in the workplace is getting harder to swallow. While most people accept that major cultural change doesn’t happen overnight, the call for an equal opportunity business environment has been ringing for decades while progress has been limited. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has predicted that it will take more than… Continue Reading Gender equality at workplaces need fast-tracking
After a brilliant time at the Wearable Tech Show where we met amazing Tom Emrich from We Are Wearables Canada, hosted a panel with some of our WoW women and interviewed incredible wearable tech companies, we celebrated an impromptu International Women’s Day event at the show bringing all our women together for some drinks… Continue Reading Women of Wearables
REGISTER NOW! Wonder Women Tech London Participants! We’re excited to kick off the Wonder Women Tech (WWT) vision globally with our UK Partner, Naheed Afzal with Contracts IT, and our Sponsor Hosts, Ministry of Justice and Expedia Inc. on April 27th and 28th! Whether you are a speaker, sponsor, strategic partner, mentor, recruiter, or… Continue Reading Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Create A Successful Conference Together!
I wanted to pen an update for our Inaugural London Women in #STEAM conference on 27th & 28th April 2017 with our wonderful US Partner Wonder Women Tech and to give a special thank you to our Headline sponsors, the Ministry of Justice and Expedia. Wonder Women Tech is an organization that produces year-round programming… Continue Reading #WeAreChangemakers #WWT2107 conference
The Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme is investing £7 million to help young people get the right skills to fill jobs in London’s booming digital, creative and technology sectors. It will work by: joining up education and training with industry improving teaching in this area establishing new courses and apprenticeships and inspiring young people to gain the digital… Continue Reading Developing digital talent in London
We are also delighted to announce that Contracts IT’s second application to the Government Digital Outcomes specialist was successful! As well as being a supplier for user research they will now be supplying digital outcomes and specialists on the Crown Commercial Service Framework agreement. Busy recruiting and staffing Our teams have been busily involved with… Continue Reading Government Digital Outcomes Specialists!
Our very own Adam Byatt, owner of Trinity restaurant Old Town, was this years proud winner of the 2017 Imbibe Personality of the Year award. This coveted award brings together the drinks industry’s great and good to recognise outstanding achievement in various sectors of the on-trade, as well as awards for innovators, educators and the up-and-coming. Nominees for… Continue Reading TRINITY’S ADAM WINS RESTAURANT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2017
Modern Muse will inform you about the working world, help you explore your subject choices and give you an idea of where those choices may lead. You can use the site to get career inspiration, connections, and advice from Muses and the companies they work for. Muses are successful women, from a variety of backgrounds… Continue Reading “I Want Inspiration”
Today, Millennials contribute to almost half of the workforce, and this will only increase over the coming years. The generations before them roughly make up 16% of today’s labour force and of those generations, the Baby Boomers are now entering into their retirement. What this means is that companies, start-ups, and corporations will mostly get… Continue Reading A Paradigm Shift: Changing Company Cultures to Engage Millennials
I’m delighted to let you know that I have crafted a range of – Personal and Professional Development webinars to Equip you to Lead. The webinars are packed with Theory & Practical examples, Strategies and Tips all free of Charge – Register Now The full list of webinars are below, enjoy! GOAL SETTING FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS 17th February… Continue Reading Equipping You to Lead – Webinars Series
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful on The Digital Marketplace as a Government Supplier and have been awarded a place on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 Framework. Through Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2, we can provide teams to build and support a digital service. We can also provide public sector customers… Continue Reading Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2
Wonder Women Tech London Conference Hosted By the Ministry Of Justice: Registrations now open for the #WWT2017 london conference – Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting in partnership with Wonder Women Tech. WHEN? Thursday, April 27, 2017, 8:00 AM – Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 PM BST WHERE? Thursday 27th April at the Ministry of Justice Building,… Continue Reading Tickets are now on sale for the hottest Global Conference highlighting Women and Diversity in Tech!
OTM – Logistical Treasure Hunt Hello LinkedIn, Contracts IT blog readers and OTM specialists. This is my first blog post and hope it to be the first of many. Today I would like to write about The Oracle Transport Management System; acquired by Oracle in 2005 during its release 5 faze, OTM has become one of… Continue Reading One of our IT consultants speaks – on the hunt for OTM specialists!
Did you know that companies which champion diversity outperform those that don’t? Recent research by McKinsey found that gender-diverse companies were 15% more likely to outperform their rivals (source: Mckinsey). With this in mind, the Women’s Tech Hub hosted an event to bring together local employers who prioritise inclusion, and the bright lights of the… Continue Reading Women’s Tech Hub event showcases opportunities for women in South West tech sector
Become a sponsor or partner for our transatlantic conference #WeAreChangeMakers in london April 2017 #WWT2017
ATTEND THE HOTTEST GLOBAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTING WOMEN & DIVERSITY IN TECH! We’re thrilled to be a part of the STEAM Conference happening on the 27th April 2017! Join our inaugural Transatlantic #STEAM conference sponsored by the MoJ & supported by the Mayor of London. #WeAreChangemakers will explore emerging tech that is shaping our future, and… Continue Reading Become a sponsor or partner for our transatlantic conference #WeAreChangeMakers in london April 2017 #WWT2017
Making the most of my Enterprise Challenge experience My involvement with Mosaic, an initiative of The Prince’s Trust, has been such an incredible personal journey and one that has now resulted in seeing our business concept become a reality and really impact on people’s lives. I recall being selected to participate in the Enterprise… Continue Reading Discover the power of positive thinking #mentor
Paving our way to the Boardroom – The Current Situation In the last few years we have seen a shift with business no longer asking why women’s representation is so important but how they can make gender diversity a reality. This is a positive step forward, however the reality is that progress in women’s representation… Continue Reading WOMEN ON BOARDS WORKSHOP | 05.12.16
James Brown’s famously sang “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” in 1966. Fifty years later, the lyrics still hold true of the British music industry, according to a survey. Just 30 percent of senior executive-level jobs in the U.K. recording industry are occupied by women. However, the number of women in intern/apprentice roles is 20… Continue Reading U.K. MUSIC INDUSTRY IS STILL A MAN’S WORLD: WOMEN HOLD JUST 30 PERCENT OF EXECUTIVE JOBS
WeAreTechnology, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first full-day WeAreTech: Women conference for female technologists. Over 200 women in technology descended on Barclays, One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf on 23 November to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. Throughout the day, attendees heard about the latest in digital,… Continue Reading WeAreTech: Women Conference 2016 | 60 seconds with our speakers
If you wanted to get in touch with someone living in a different country, how would you do it? Unless they fancy the lost art of handwritten letters sent via pigeon carrier, you’ll be using technology to find that person and technology will also enable your mode of communication. The globalisation of business and technology… Continue Reading 4 Ways the Globalisation of Business Has Impacted Diversity in Tech
Pupils from six primary schools across London recently graduated from Mosaic’s Primary School mentoring programme at a pair of special ceremonies held over two days at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. In the presence of their mentors, teachers and families, pupils from Islamia Primary School; Barham Primary School; William Davis Primary School; Elsley Primary… Continue Reading London primary pupils graduate from mentoring programme in two special ceremonies
It has been just under two months since TLA Diversity in Tech. Below is a link to a film from the event prepared by Rioch Edwards-Brown and the team at So You Wanna Be In TV On the 6th October 2016, 800 members of the tech community gathered at Here East for the ‘Diversity In… Continue Reading TAL Diversity in Tech
Starts On: 8th December 2016 06:00 pm Ends On: 8th December 2016 09:00 pm Date: 8 December 2016 – kindly hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Max number :150 PurpleSpace members and friends, you are warmly invited to our celebration event on 8th December, where we toast our first-year anniversary and launch our unique publication ‘Purple Stories’ –… Continue Reading We’re looking forward to attending Purple space one year on hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
Fujitsu and KPMG are partnering with PurpleSpace on the lead up to International Day of People with Disabilities #IDPD on 3rd December. 3 December marks International Day of Disabled People which this year also celebrates 10 years of ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ and we think that sharing success stories about disabled… Continue Reading Purplespace Celebrating International disability day with Fujitsu & KPMG
The network of choice for women seeking to build their board career. WOB subscribers get unique access to 1-on-1 support and board connections. The WOB Vacancy Board lists hundreds of board and committee roles across all sectors. This week the WOB Website has 43 new vacancies listed for non-executive directors, trustees and committee members. Women… Continue Reading Women On Boards
Read the interview of our our STEM partner in the US – Lisa Mae Brinson Founder and Chief Visionary at Wonder Women Tech
Lisa Mae Brunson always wanted to change the world. While that probably sounds like a superwoman-sized mission statement, it’s not far from her reality. Through the power of tech, Brunson strives to solve some of the world’s major challenges that foster inequality. As the producer of both Hacks4Humanity and Wonder Women Hacks, along with a… Continue Reading Read the interview of our our STEM partner in the US – Lisa Mae Brinson Founder and Chief Visionary at Wonder Women Tech
WeAreTechnology, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first full-day WeAreTech: Women conference for female technologist at Barclays, One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf yesterday. Facilitator Kate Russell, BBC click presenter and author, kicked off the day and welcomed all the delegates. She encouraged the audience, saying, “We don’t want anything just because we’ve got ovaries.… Continue Reading WeAreTech: Women Conference 2016 | In Words
Mosaic, an initiative of the Prince’s Trust, has secured £302,595 worth of investment fromThe Careers & Enterprise company to support its work with young people across the UK. The investment will help Mosaic scale up its employer mentoring programme which works with students in some of the UK’s most deprived areas who are in danger… Continue Reading Mosaic secures over £300,000 to support its mentoring programme
WeAreTechnology, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first full-day WeAreTech: Women conference for female technologists. Over 200 women in technology descended on Barclays, One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf on 23 November to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. Throughout the day, attendees heard about the latest in digital,… Continue Reading WeAreTech: Women Conference 2016 | In Pictures
WeAreTechnology, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first full-day WeAreTech: Women conference for female technologist at Barclays, One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf yesterday. Facilitator Kate Russell, BBC click presenter and author, kicked off the day and welcomed all the delegates. She encouraged the audience, saying, “We don’t want anything just because we’ve got ovaries.… Continue Reading So pleased to have sponsored the Inaugural WeAreTechconference 2016
If you’ve ever wondered how your peers are progressing on their journey to digital transformation, and how their efforts measure up to those of your organisation, here’s your chance to find out. We’re inviting UK-based organisations to take part in this short survey to share their vision for digital, the opportunities they see, the challenges… Continue Reading How far have your peers come on their digital transformation journey?
The people we affect through our actions (or inaction) can have a monumental impact on our careers, wellbeing, and happiness. In today’s world, the relationships you build, and the social interactions you have, can steer your path to success in more ways than you may realize at the time. This month, we spoke with Indy… Continue Reading CIT Interview – EY’s Indy Hothi Talks about Building Relationships, Diversity Initiatives, and BAME
“I believe the creation of the Government Digital Service is one of the great unsung triumphs of the last Parliament.” Prime Minister David Cameron The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office. Our job is digital transformation of government. We’re a centre of excellence in digital, technology and data, collaborating with departments… Continue Reading Government Digital Service
“Women want the same things millennials do. They want collaboration, they want to be included in the creation, they want to have life, not work-life balance, they want to have purpose and values met at work.” This was our TLA Women In Tech co-founder Nikki Watkins quoted in Marketing Week recently after participating in a… Continue Reading CHANGING THE GENDER LANDSCAPE
We’re delighted to announce that our Co- founder Naheed Afzal has been invited onto the advisory panel of Wonder Women tech
We’re delighted to announce that our Co- founder Naheed Afzal has been invited onto the advisory panel of Wonder Women tech Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is a non-profit organization which produces an annual conference and series of educational programming and initiatives that highlights, educates, and celebrates women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)… Continue Reading We’re delighted to announce that our Co- founder Naheed Afzal has been invited onto the advisory panel of Wonder Women tech
Relating to a candidate’s unique personal experience is a challenge that many employers face. For candidates of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) descent, the job search can be an especially daunting experience. Whilst most candidates focus on the role, the individuals who have faced discrimination in their personal lives worry that they’ll face challenges… Continue Reading Your 3-Step Guide to Crafting Inclusive Job Descriptions that Connect with BAME Candidates
We are looking forward to attending and being part of the inspirational lineup at the WeAreTech Conference on 23rd November 2016 Bridging the skills gap sponsored by Barclays, EY,Sky, PWc among others.
WeAreTechnology, the Technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its first full day conference for female technologists in London. This conference is aimed at women in the tech sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. WeAreTheCity has had a five year history of running successful technology… Continue Reading We are looking forward to attending and being part of the inspirational lineup at the WeAreTech Conference on 23rd November 2016 Bridging the skills gap sponsored by Barclays, EY,Sky, PWc among others.
Major Corporations Recognized For Commitment To Supplier Diversity and Minority Supplier Development
Major Corporations Recognized With Top Honors IBM Named National Corporation of the Year At NMSDC Annual Conference in Chicago At its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, held this year in Chicago, October 23-26, the National Minority Supplier Development Council named IBM recipient of the coveted National Corporation of the Year honor for… Continue Reading Major Corporations Recognized For Commitment To Supplier Diversity and Minority Supplier Development
KPMG played host to celebrate and connect the best of Asian talent last week at their Asian Festive Drinks reception in London. The event brought together a standout crowd of young achievers to the firm’s client space in Mayfair. The Big Four firm kicked off the festival season celebrations in a room full of talented… Continue Reading KPMG #NewGen
The Mosaic Associates Scheme was relaunched at an intimate event in London yesterday at which James Caan CBE was announced as its Honorary Chairman. The evening also saw the official launch of the 2017 edition of Mosaic’s pioneering Enterprise Challenge competition. James Caan CBE has been a long-standing supporter of Mosaic’s work and was a… Continue Reading James Caan CBE Announced As Mosaic Associates Honorary Chairman
The ProcureCon Conference takes place on the 8th – 10th of November, 2016 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin and we are very proud to be partnering with the ProcureCon team this year! Dates & Location: 08 – 10 November, 2016 Hotel Palace Berlin Europa Center, Budapester Str. 45, 10787 Berlin, Germany +49 30 2502-0… Continue Reading ProcureCon Conference | 8th – 10th November 2016
#MyDiwali – What does Diwali mean to you? On 16 October, Diwali Festival will light up Trafalgar Square with the colour, music and dance of India. The square will come alive with the spices and flavours of the Indian street market, beautiful Indian crafts & gifts plus much more. This year, we’d love to see… Continue Reading #MyDiwali – What does Diwali mean to you?
Over 300 guests and hundreds of purchasing organisations from across the world came together to represent and promote the ethnic minority business community at the MSDUK 2016 Awards. Overlooking the iconic Tower Bridge, the gala ceremony took place at the Grange Tower Bridge with a global audience who reflected how societies, countries and economies around the world… Continue Reading MSDUK CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF DIVERSITY WITHIN BUSINESS
Read about Lisa Mae Brunson of Wonderwomentech, our US partner and affiliate, speak about gender equality and social good
Lisa Mae Brunson of Wonder Women and Hacks4Humanity is inspiring women to work in, and revolutionize, a field known for being White and male. Lisa Mae Brunson always wanted to change the world. While that probably sounds like a superwoman-sized mission statement, it’s not far from her reality. Through the power of tech, Brunson… Continue Reading Read about Lisa Mae Brunson of Wonderwomentech, our US partner and affiliate, speak about gender equality and social good
We’re at the European technology Summit great speakers including DLA Piper, Skype and Wired. speaking all things AI, cybersecurity, big data and IOT
The DLA Piper European Technology Summit was such a success! We were glad to have attended – it was such an eye opening experience. It was great to connect with business leaders in the European tech industry and key figures who shape the regulatory and financial landscape. It was also interesting to hear about key issues… Continue Reading We’re at the European technology Summit great speakers including DLA Piper, Skype and Wired. speaking all things AI, cybersecurity, big data and IOT
How these 5 Business Leaders are Championing Diversity in European Tech In the tech industry, there is a lot of attention put on the challenges and areas of slow progress when it comes to the Diversity and Inclusion of women, minorities, LGBT, and members of the disabled community. If we look through the studies and… Continue Reading CIT blog : How these 5 Business Leaders are Championing Diversity in European Tech
BAME Leadership Programme with Creative Skillset offers a “rare and priceless opportunity…” The National Film and Television School has launched a six-month BAME Leadership Programme in partnership with Creative Skillset, which will run between February and August 2017 in London. The programme, which ran for the first time in 2016, has been developed to encourage… Continue Reading Looking for emerging film business execs from a BAME background
Join over 23298 people already joined, and gain the skills you need to start , grow , or join a digital business. The Digital Business Academy is a free initiative from Tech City UK and UCL, created to help the nation gain FREE digital business skills. If you’re looking at courses and are wondering, what’s the… Continue Reading Digital Business Academy – Learn the skills you need to start, run, or join a digital business.
3 Key Diversity Recruiting Lessons to be Learned from Olympic Coaches By Naheed Afzal
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 celebrated International Women’s Day: a day to celebrate women’s achievements. Despite evidence that allowing more women to enter the digital jobs market can create an annual € 9 billion GDP boost in the EU area, there is still a very large ICT gender gap in Europe. Women are more reluctant to take… Continue Reading Women in digital – a gap and an opportunity
In order to truly connect with candidates who want to be part of a diverse organisation, learning their stories and how they think about the world is the first step to take. This is just as true for the people you partner with on the initiatives that will attract them to your business in the… Continue Reading Our CIT interview with Tunji Akintokun, Director at Cisco covering Africa
Does this sound familiar? You show up at the office early, stay late, and give your all while you are there day-in and day-out, but you are still not being adequately recognised at work? Or you see less skilled colleagues getting the promotion/recognition/salary YOU deserve? Or you’ve sacrificed a lot for your career – especially… Continue Reading Shattering Glass Ceilings – FREE Virtual Event
Last year’s conference with Wonder Women Tech was a hit! “It’s especially exciting that this event is led by women, will include interactive educational experiences, and will inspire girls and other underrepresented groups to join the ranks of pioneers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.” Have a peek into the events at the women… Continue Reading Wonder Women Tech 2015 Sizzle Reel | Women & Diversity in STEAM Conference
The Excellence in Diversity Awards are an exclusive awards ceremony that honours the remarkable work of inclusive employers and unsung diversity champions across the UK. DIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARDS Recognises an individual who has shown outstanding initiative to promote diversity internally and externally, making a positive difference in other’s lives through significant contributions to social justice, equality… Continue Reading The Excellence In Diversity Awards 2016
Highlights from the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Grand Finals 2016 which saw the six regional winners of our national enterprise competition pitch their business ideas – dragons’ den style – to a panel of senior judges and compete with each other.
Nominations for the 2016 BEAM Awards are now open to the public until Sunday, 4th September 2016. An esteemed judging panel will then assess all nominations and make an informed decision on the official 2016 BEAM Awards Shortlist, which will be announced shortly after the closing date of nominations. The winners of each award category for… Continue Reading BEAM Awards Announcement
Fundraising discussion and support group, July 26th at 3 p.m. It’s no secret startup funding in Colorado is down. Join Rockies Venture Group for this “mastermind group” conversation with other entrepreneurs looking to raise funds. You’ll have the opportunity to share your challenges and successes and to brainstorm strategies for securing funding. Reverse engineering digital… Continue Reading 5 Colorado tech events to boost your week
Networks that underpin business change by: Sarah Simcoe Head of Business Enablement EMEIA, Business & Applications Services EMEIA, Fujitsu (day job) Chair – SEED, Fujitsu UK and Ireland PurpleSpace Ambassador (Voluntary) This is Sarah Simcoe, Head of Business Enablement EMEIA, Business & Applications Services EMEIA at Fujitsu, Chair at SEED, Fujitsu UK and Ireland and voluntary… Continue Reading Our CIT interview with Sarah Simcoe
Women in Logistics celebrates award winners by Peter MacLeod A director overseeing a £30m budget, a leader organising aid to war-torn countries, and a young leader helping 15,000 drivers improve their road safety habits were the big winners at the Women in Logistics awards ceremony. The annual event is a celebration of ambitious women working… Continue Reading Women in Logistics celebrates award winners
New Google emojis tackle gender stereotypes by Dee Sekar Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Audeliss and OUTstanding Gender inequality remains prevalent across many industry sectors. One of these particularly affected sectors is technology. Last year, McKinsey’s study on recruiting and retaining women in technology organisations revealed that the number of young women completing engineering and… Continue Reading New Google emojis tackle gender stereotypes
We’re excited for our Co-founder Naheed Afzal who has made the finalist in the women in logistics awards for Diversity Champion of the Year (sponsored by the Forton Group) The finalists in the Women in Logistics awards this year are… Diversity Champion of the Year (sponsored by the Forton Group) – Naheed Afzal (Contracts IT)… Continue Reading Women In Logistics UK – 17th June 2016
A call for inspirational Speakers and mentors! Hi All, I hope you won’t mind me giving a shout out to any inspirational speakers out there who may be available to give some short talks to primary and secondary children for a Princes Charity that I’m involved with. We need speakers, Mentors and Training venues for… Continue Reading A call for inspirational Speakers and mentors!
As I’m sure is common in most jobs, there’s a certain rhythm to the year at Mosaic, the charity that I proudly serve as Managing Director. There are moments that occur at a similar time each year and therefore act as clues to what might be happening in the world around us. The dark, winter… Continue Reading When High Aspirations Lead All the Way to the House of Lords
The Influence of Personal Connection in Diversity Recruiting by Naheed Afzal On Mother’s Day, tech titan Sheryl Sandberg shared a reflection with her community on Facebook about the challenges that single mothers face and her new found appreciation for how hard this makes it to also focus on leaning in at work. “On Mother’s… Continue Reading Contracts IT blog by Naheed Afzal
Our CIT interview with Jenny Garrett, Pioneer for Women Empowerment, Career Coach, Author and Mother
You must have heard of Jenny Garrett? Women’s Coach of the Year 2014? Author of Rocking Your Role, the how-to guide to success for female breadwinners? Contracts IT speak to Jenny Garrett, an inspiring women who has dedicated her career as a career coach to empower professional women to find happiness and control of their… Continue Reading Our CIT interview with Jenny Garrett, Pioneer for Women Empowerment, Career Coach, Author and Mother
Meet our new partner, Estelle Rowe, a trailblazer within STEM and education who with passion, inspires children in an engaging way. Estelle, Director of Central Programmes at The Engineering Development Trust (EDT), MBE award winner for her passion for STEM and education and a major catalyst for EDT winning the WISE Diversity Award in 2012.… Continue Reading Our CIT interview with Estelle Roweat EDT
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting are thrilled to officially partner with Wonder Women Tech in the US. We are looking forward to our transatlantic relationship to highlight, educate and celebrate women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Mathematics). Contracts IT are enthused by this partnership with Wonder Women Tech! We are hoping you will… Continue Reading New Partnership: Contracts IT and Wonder Women Tech
With 15 years of working in the IT industry, Christina, HR and IT Service Delivery Manager for Trasys, is stunned at the little progression of women in technology. Of course, the notion of the leaky pipeline of women in STEM has become topical over recent years, with more and more organisations, charities and MPs campaigning… Continue Reading Our CIT Interview with Christina, Trasys
Contracts IT have been awarded the Two Ticks disability symbol by Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions. We are proud to be promoting an inclusive culture within our own organisation as well as partnering with our clients across Europe and the US who are at various stages with workforce diversity strategies,… Continue Reading Contracts IT awarded a Two Ticks disability symbol.
Studies do find increased optimism among younger women in tech. A pair of studies released this week shed light on challenges — including career advancement and equal pay — facing women in technology … Read more: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3056571/careers/lack-of-confidence-proving-to-be-real-killer-for-women-in-technology.html
Watch the UKtech50 panel discussion here This is a video highlighting the panel session at Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 event for IT leaders. The panel answered questions from the audience on the trends, technologies and leadership challenges they face. The panel included: Henry Cohen, CIO at Telegraph Media Group John Finch, CIO at Bank of England… Continue Reading UKtech50 panel discussion
Since I started at 7digital I’ve loved our belief in continuous improvement. Throughout our history as a company we have had a number of influential women working in various parts of organisation yet I knew there was more we could do to improve the diversity of our tech team. When I joined in July 2014… Continue Reading Emma Ashely: 5 Simple Ways I helped create a tech team with 23% women
Jonathan Andrews is a young and inspiring individual who devotes his time and efforts to raising the awareness of autism in the workplace. Jonathan admits he has a lot of exciting things going on as he is currently working with the government’s Disability Confident campaign, he has featured on London Live and has also written… Continue Reading Our CIT Interview with Jonathan Andrews
The business case for reaching and engaging with diverse/ethnic communities from a commercial perspective. Has it ever crossed your mind that there is a big gap in the market to reach out to ethnic communities? The demographics of the UK’s population are changing rapidly. Communities classed as minorities will soon be a majority. Bearing this… Continue Reading Ethnic Diversity Communications Seminar
Dr Emily Grossman, an expert in molecular biology who studied at Queen’s College Cambridge with a PhD in cancer research, is a lover of all things Science and Maths and a passionate advocate for gender equality in science. Emily is doing it all, she has combined skills and devotion for Science and Maths and acting by… Continue Reading Our CIT interview with Dr Emily Grossman, STEM Broadcaster, Author and Commentator
IWD 2016 campaign theme #PledgeForParity Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year… Continue Reading IWD 2016 campaign theme #PledgeForParity
South East Enterprise Challenge Regional Final You are cordially invited to the South East Enterprise Challenge Regional Final. Watch the top five teams in the South East battle it out to be crowned the region’s champions! The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge is a national competition for secondary school students across the UK, designed to develop and… Continue Reading Mosaic Enterprise Challenge – South East Regional Final
Women as Future Leaders (WFL) invited you to an ‘Unconscious Bias’ workshop with McKinsey in London on Friday 11th March 2016 We can’t ignore the issue of unconscious bias. It’s just in us, planted and reinforced by the media from a very young age. There was a recent study at Yale where scientists were given… Continue Reading Evet: Unconscious Bias Workshop – London – 23rd March 2016 Apply
Diversity of Thought Diversity of thought is the idea that there is always more than one way to think about things or accomplish something. This short video briefly explains the concept of ‘diversity of thought’ and also a few simple steps on how to build and promote it at work. Source: YouTube
Inspirefest is a truly unique international sci-tech festival, which also celebrates diversity and inclusion in STEM. The core-two day conference is held in Dublin’s vibrant digital docklands district, and is an exploration of pioneering thinking in leadership, technology, science, design, society, and the arts. Our evening Inspirefest Fringe takes place in one of Dublin’s leafy… Continue Reading Event: #inspirefest2016
Tom Glanfield, Tom Glanfield, CEO & Founder of Lawrence Harvey Group. Lawrence Harvey Group are one of the fastest growing international recruitment companies in country. Recently named Entrepreneur of the Year in industry awards, Tom will be sharing his thoughts and experiences on how to build and continually grow a successful business. Steve Carter has almost 30 years… Continue Reading Event : Recruitment Directors’ Quarterly Summits 2016
Natalie Wexler: Leaving Room for Improvisation. “Don’t get discouraged when you fail, because failures build up to something and it’s well worth it that you continued.” – Natalie Wexler Meet Natalie Wexler, a 9th grader from Chicago, IL. She is a journalist for Sports Illustrated Kids and part of Second City Improv’s teen ensemble. As… Continue Reading Natalie Wexler: Leaving Room for Improvisation.
Charities are in the news again – and sadly not for their good works. Too many appear to be failing to meet the moral obligations that accompany the benefits of charitable status. “Rather than blame the media for unwelcome headlines, charities should welcome scrutiny” Most of the nation’s 165,000 charities, run by nearly a million… Continue Reading Charities must not abuse our great generosity
Tech Nation 2016: Transforming UK Industries Today marks the launch of Tech Nation 2016, which comes to you from Tech City UK and innovation charity Nesta, supported by core data partner GrowthIntel. Tech Nation 2016 is the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s Digital Tech Economy to date, showing how the Digital Tech Industries are… Continue Reading Tech Nation 2016: Transforming UK Industries
National autism charity takes first step in Employ Autism campaign Today Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism, takes first step in its Employ Autism campaign at its national employability event. Latest figures show that only 15 per cent of people with autism are in full-time paid employment. Many… Continue Reading National autism charity takes first step in Employ Autism campaign
Calling all young Lambeth entrepreneurs Young people from Lambeth who dream of starting their own business are being offered the chance to win start-up funding and the support of an experienced mentor to develop and grow their idea. The opportunity is part of ‘Your Big Idea’, an event taking place at Brixton East 1871,… Continue Reading Calling all young Lambeth entrepreneurs
Why Science Needs People Who Cry | Dr Emily Grossman | TEDxUCL Dr. Emily Grossman is a well-known figure in the movement to promote gender equality and diversity in science and to inspire the next generation of pioneering scientists. She was recently attacked on social media for saying on national TV that it’s OK… Continue Reading Why Science Needs People Who Cry | Dr Emily Grossman | TEDxUCL
Volunteering is beneficial in many different ways, but a common problem for volunteers is how to best showcase the skills that they’ve gained from it. We spoke to Melissa Mitchell, founder of VOLO Group, an online company devoted to creating social impact through volunteering, to get an expert’s viewpoint. Why is volunteering important? “Volunteering is… Continue Reading How to Showcase Your Volunteering Skills by Melissa Mitchell, Founder / CEO of VOLO Group
Report shows women’s numbers quickly drop off at senior levels – even among league leaders Canada and Australia For the 233,000 or so women employed in the UK civil service, there was some good news last week. Recent concerted efforts to increase the number of senior women in central government have paid off. Civil servants,… Continue Reading Women still denied fair share of top jobs in civil service worldwide
Happy New Year! Many of us are so immersed in work that we’ve all but forgotten that the festive period was only just over three weeks ago. However the year is still young and full of potential. There is still much talk about the goals that have been set and the achievements that we wish… Continue Reading The professional body of equality and diversity professionals
Diversity in the workplace can benefit the bottom line, but its positive impact goes beyond this and we should all strive to encourage it, writes Suki Thompson, CEO and co-founder, Oystercatchers Last year, Campaign’s ‘A List’ asked the question: “Who in the industry would you be if you could come back as anyone?” My friend… Continue Reading Diversity – a call to arms
Immigrant Women Should Be a Distinct Diversity Demographic by Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.Founder and Managing Director, Expert MS Inc.
Presidential Campaign and Women Arising Immigration has defined today’s presidential campaign more than any other issue. We’ve never seen so many sons of immigrants running for president — or imagined more depressing prospects than closing the door to immigrants who came after us, which some U.S. presidential candidates promise. Gender equality became another huge issue… Continue Reading Immigrant Women Should Be a Distinct Diversity Demographic by Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.Founder and Managing Director, Expert MS Inc.
TED is always looking to curate a diverse, engaged audience. We welcome applications from anyone who would like to attend! Applications are reviewed by the TED team based on a broad set of criteria aimed at ensuring a rich and stimulating exchange of ideas among a diverse group of peers. Apply to attend TED2016 » February… Continue Reading TED2016 Dream.
“Shining a spotlight on the female talent pipeline” Now in their second year, the WATC Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards we will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. We hope that by raising the… Continue Reading WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards open for nominations on 1st February 2016
Date: 18/01/2016 Look out for the #WomenInSTEM debate in Parliament tomorrow 19/01/2016 at 4.30pm #WomeninSTEM was trending today on Twitter, due to a debate with the House Of Commons and Ben Howlett MP (Bath, Conservative) on diversity in STEM. Tomorrow , Tuesday 19th January between 4.30pm – 5.30pm, Ben Howlett MP will be discuss increasing diversity in STEM careers.… Continue Reading #WomenInSTEM debate in Parliament tomorrow 19/01/2016
Diversity is no longer just an empty corporate buzzword with little by way of strategic importance. It’s a subject companies are taking more seriously to bolster business. Almost three-quarters of human resources practitioners (72 percent) see diversity and inclusion as a strategic enabler for their companies’ business strategy, according to a 2015 survey from Human Capital… Continue Reading More Companies Take Diversity and Inclusion Seriously, Research Says
What is Careers Club? Careers Club is WeAreTheCity’s private members only network. The club supports its members via access to our member’s only online learning centre which contains 100’s of career related articles alongside webinars, eBooks, videos and courses. Membership to the club also provides members with the opportunity to attend four face to face… Continue Reading Taking your career to the next level
The Great British Diversity Experiment sets out to prove greater diversity is best placed to solve society’s problems. Co-founded by Nadya Powell, Laura Jordan-Bambach, Alex Goat, Daniele Fiandaca and Jonathan Akwue. Read all about the Great British Diversity Experiment here via The Drum Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ContractsIT13 and on our company… Continue Reading The Great British Diversity Experiment
Are you interested in providing entrepreneurial or mentoring skills to children? Then why not register here and come along to find out more about the Prince’s Mosaic Programs. Mosaic Connect: London & the South East Date: Thursday 21 January 2016 Time: Arrival at 1800, event start time of 1830 Venue: Edwin Coe LLP, 2 Stones… Continue Reading Are you interested in providing entrepreneurial or mentoring skills to children?
Let’s champion difference together! Contracts IT Update: We have just created some new groups on our company Linked In Page! Contracts IT are bringing together Professionals, individuals organisations and institutions to join in raising awareness, to share best practice and contribute to matters relating to diversity and inclusion in all its different forms. We are really excited about… Continue Reading Let’s champion difference together!
A profile of Eden Full Goh On November 17th 2015, I had the honor of discussing the gender gap and the under-representation of minorities in STEM at CSULB’s Department of Engineering, after screening the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. For those who have never heard of this film, I say run, don’t walk to… Continue Reading Young Women Pioneering STEM: A profile of Eden Full Goh
Developing the Future for Women in Tech 28th January 2016 | LONDON | #WinTech About This Event: This conference is not designed to provide a platform for negative input, the exchange of complaints or to demand diversity quotas. We are bringing together a group of driven and successful women in tech, to debate issues such as pay negotiation… Continue Reading Event: Women in Silicon Roundabout 2016, 28th January London
An open letter to UK business leaders from Skinners’ Academy students Watch the delight of Team iRoundUp from Skinners’ Academy, London, our 2015 Mosaic Enterprise Challenge Grand Final Winners. Thank you to the Apax Foundation and Nectar Trust for so generously co-supporting the Enterprise Challenge, and to Hogan Lovells for hosting our Grand Finals event.… Continue Reading Encouraging entrepreneurship at an early age
STEM: It’s a Girl Thing WIN is excited to share with you a blog post from Aurelia Takacs, a Cisco Business Relationship Manager living in Brussels. Aurelia is an active global advocate for girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. She is intricately involved in Greenlight for Girls, an organization that… Continue Reading STEM: It’s a Girl Thing
We are pleased to welcome the Engineering Development Trust, as a new affiliate of Contracts IT. EDT, The Engineering Development Trust, is an independent registered charity, established in 1984. Their mission is to encourage young people to fulfill their potential through science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM): we achieve this by running a range of… Continue Reading We are pleased to welcome EDT as a new affiliate at Contracts IT
Over the last decade, HR Grapevine’s Annual HR & Talent Management Conference has featured some of the highest profile leaders within the HR & Talent Management industry, bringing together speakers from a diverse range of industry sectors to share their vision. Sessions are made up of 5 speakers including a key note speaker, whom all… Continue Reading HR & Talent Management Conference, London – 10th March 2016
Contracts IT Terminology A nice blog to start the week. Here we define the words we use everyday at Contracts IT. So if you want to work with us, then you may want to read the following… T’s and C’s: Terms and Conditions AKA things are in progress… over to you accounts. Permy: Permanent job.… Continue Reading Contracts IT Terminology
While equality between men and women in the workforce has seen improvements in some areas, other fields leave plenty of room for improvement. In technology-related jobs, women are a distinct minority. In fact, the percentage of computing jobs held by women has fallen over the last couple decades. In the U.S., only 11 percent of engineers… Continue Reading The Power and Struggle of Women in Tech by SurePayroll
Anti-Bullying Day at Herbert Morrison Primary School, Lambeth This week 16th-20th November is #antibullyingweek in England, coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme is ‘Make a Noise about Bullying’. As part of our corporate responsibility, we are committed to working in partnership with our local communities and various charitable organisations. Today we are supporting Herbert Morrison Primary… Continue Reading Anti-Bullying Day at Herbert Morrison Primary School, Lambeth
LOVE LAMBETH NEWSLETTER Free BikeSafe courses Lambeth Transport Team is offering free places on BikeSafe and ScooterSafe courses for riders who live, work or study in the borough, whether you use your bike for pleasure or for commuting. Read more about booking bikesafe courses School garden grants The Mayor… Continue Reading LOVE LAMBETH NEWSLETTER
Wait no more… It’s the week of Recruiter Show 2015! On Wednesday and Thursday Recruiter will take over the Barbican Exhibition Centre with a packed two-day line-up of keynote sessions, expert workshops and a thriving show exhibition. What are you waiting for? Entry is free – sign up now. Workshops include: Tackling the… Continue Reading It’s the week of Recruiter Show 2015!
Inclusive Networks was founded by Thomas Anderson, the former chair of one of Europe’s most followed and awarded employee network groups, The Co-operative Group’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ‘Respect’ network – he named the network and built their social media following from 0 to over 9,500 at the time of him stepping down… Continue Reading Our CIT Interview with Thomas Anderson, Founder of Inclusive Networks
The whole concept of equality and social inclusion was one of the main tenets of my upbringing, passed down by my parents. Having been brought up by immigrant parents who worked incredibly hard to be able to provide their children with a good education and opening the doors of opportunity, I have now come to… Continue Reading Diversity: A Growing Reality For Global Organisations
The launch of The Davies Summary Report (the final part of The Davies Review – Women on Boards) on Thursday 29th October 2015 will undoubtedly celebrate the UK achieving the initial 25% target for Women on the Boards of FTSE 100 companies (doubling since 2009). Furthermore, it will recommend areas of future priority. It is… Continue Reading Board Apprentice gives Boards a tool to address the pipeline of diversifying talent
Have a read of what the Director of the Mosaic Charity, Jonathan Freeman, is saying about organisations investing time and resources into corporate mentoring programs which in turn can lead to significant increases in staff morale, productivity and efficiency. “Mosaic is fully committed to mentoring because we’ve first-hand knowledge of its power to transform lives. This is… Continue Reading We encourage you to support the Mosaic Charity!
Having researched global diversity in the legal profession since 2012, it has been an utmost priority to bring the discussion closer to home, to Europe. Having worked as a solicitor in the UK for a number of years, my passion for diversity comes from seeing the massive change that is needed to make the… Continue Reading Chambers launches inaugural European Leadership & Diversity Summit on October 15th in Dublin
Hi all at Contracts IT, I simply wanted to thank Naheed for the wonderful opportunity of being part of such a great organisation. There is so much passion and dedication here at Contracts IT, it gives me hope as I know I will learn a lot working here. I can honestly say Naheed and Navaid… Continue Reading From your newest recruit Natalia
The power of Positive thinking Could you be a world of work host for a Princes charity Mosaic and arrange a half day visit for under privileged children? Mosaic’s World of Work visits connect local employers from a wide range of backgrounds and industries with young people aged 11-18 years old living in deprived… Continue Reading The power of Positive thinking
For the second year running, KPMG is holding its annual Inclusion Week. 2014 saw over 2000 colleagues participate in 39 events, bringing the question ‘What is Diversity?’ to life. This year we are building on that foundation. Inclusion Week 2015 promises to be even better, with talks, presentations, film screenings, fitness sessions and more taking place… Continue Reading Diversity Is … Champions Portrait Exhibition@KPMG
We’re absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted along with incredible organisations such as the Royal Navy, British Transport Police, Office of National Statistics and to be awarded a certificate of Appreciation at the National Diversity Awards 2015 – celebrating unity in society, sponsored by Penna.#nda2015
As part of Linklaters’ Diversity Week 2015, they will be hosting a selection of portraits from the thought provoking exhibition, ‘Diversity Is…?’ by Shahid Bashir. An eclectic collection of thoughts and images from corporate diversity leaders and agents of change… Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/diversity-naheed-afzal?trk=prof-post
NMSDC’s Mergers and Acquisitions Summit, originally scheduled for May 2015, will now be incorporated into NMSDC’s Annual Conference and Business Opportunity Fair. The Conference dates are October 18 – 21, 2015, in San Diego, CA. More details to come. Read more: http://www.nmsdc.org/2015-ma-summit-in-october/
Implementing a supplier diversity program is a new frontier — evolving from a possibility to a must-have in many US companies. More stakeholders and policy makers are increasingly seeking out minority-owned, disadvantaged and small businesses. Even those companies that have long-standing relationships with reliable suppliers realize the benefits of diversity programs — and it’s making… Continue Reading 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Ignore Supplier Diversity
Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won’t fit. A candidate’s answers can be telling. While different companies… Continue Reading 7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence