Category Archives: Women

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on gender diversity

Following the sacking of a senior software engineer at Google, who shared an internal memo outlining his views that gender gaps at Google are the result of biological differences between men and women, and that the company shouldn’t offer programs that help under-represented groups, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai issued the following statement on August 8th, 2017. “This… Read More »

Top salaries call into question BBC’s PSB remit

The BBC today (19th July 2017) published its annual report which shows that despite increased competition and changes in technology the BBC continues to reach 95% of the UK adults each week. As part of the publication, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 from the licence fee in the last financial… Read More »

WeAreTechWomen Conference on 30th Nov 2017

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its second full day conference for female technologists on 30th November 2017 in London.  This conference is aimed at women in the sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. This unique conference includes the opportunity for delegates to learn about… Read More »

Stunning rise in Women & BME MPs to Westminster

Despite the hung parliament outcome of the UK General Election 2017, there has been a stunning rise in the number of women and an increase in BME MPs. One of the unexpected results of this election has seen a remarkable rise in BME MP’s in Westminster with 10 new BME MP’s and only one loss, taking the number… Read More »

Shafi Ahmed named Top Asian in UK Tech 2017

Surgeon and VR evangelist Professor Shafi Ahmed was last night (6th June 2017) honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the launch of the official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2017. He was presented the award by HRH The Duke of York, who established the Pitch@Palace entrepreneurship competition to help tech businesses scale-up globally,… Read More »

Lainy Malkani’s ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is published

Lainy Malkani’s ‘Sugar, Sugar’ is a contemporary collection of short stories which reveals a rich and culturally diverse history behind India’s migrant workers and one of the most abundant and controversial commodities in the world. Inspired by historical documents between 1838 and 1917, and the living memories of the descendants of indentured workers, Sugar, Sugar, spans five continents,… Read More »

New Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel

Professor Dame Athene Donald will chair the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel it was announced today (11th April 2017). The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is conducted on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies. These bodies are committed to supporting and promoting the fair and equitable assessment of all research submitted to the assessment… Read More »

PAWA celebrates International Women’s Day

The Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA) celebrated International Women’s Day 2017 with a “Ties that bind Women from East to West” event at the University Women’s Club, London. Held in association with the Hermann Gundert Society, the conference heard debates on ‘Women in the Workplace’, ‘Radicalisation of Women’ and on the issue of ‘Women’s Voices. Chaired by Dr… Read More »