Inspire network supports global rollout of the Board Apprentice scheme

The Harvey Nash Inspire network, which has been connecting senior businesswomen to improve representation at Board level, is supporting the rollout of Board Apprentice worldwide. Created by fellow Inspire member Charlotte Valeur, Board Apprentice aims to increase the number and diversity of Board ready candidates. Through a 12-month placement shadowing the boardroom activities, individuals are able to gain… Read More »

The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2015 celebrate diversity in the digital sector

On June 17 2015, the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech list, in association with KPMG, NewAsianPost and Wayra, was announced by Diversity UK at a networking event held in London. The list focused on those at Executive Levels within established companies and Founders in startups, with the shortlist process being carried out by a panel of… Read More »

Livstycket: Empowering women through fashion

Livstycket, a non-profit organisation that empowers Sweden’s refugee women by teaching fashion and design, was invited to showcase their activities in London on Wednesday 10th June 2015. Hosted by The Ambassador of Sweden Ms Nicola Clase at her residence, guests from British arts and cultural organisations were invited to participate in a roundtable to share experiences, skills and… Read More »

Dr Mike Lynch: ‘Get more girls to study physics’!

“To encourage more female entrepreneurship in the tech sector, it starts at school. The UK needs to get more girls to study physics degrees so that they can go on to develop technological solutions to the challenges of the modern world” said Dr Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy, arguably Britain’s biggest tech success story. A physicist, Dr Lynch… Read More »

BCS calls on companies to set a culture for diversity

IT departments need to develop a culture that supports diversity to help increase the number of women in the profession according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Numbers of women in IT have fallen from over 20% to 16% in recent years. Research shows that organisations with a diverse workforce are more profitable, innovative and productive. Yesterday’s… Read More »

Baroness Verma appointed a minister at DFID

Baroness Sandip Verma was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department at the Department for International Development on 13 May 2015.  In her role, she is responsible for steering and monitoring the performance and delivery of DFID’s work in the following areas: Caribbean, Civil society, Corporate performance, Europe, United Nations and Commonwealth and all Departmental business… Read More »