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 »

BBC to train & showcase disabled actors

The BBC today launched a nationwide search, training and showcase opportunity for disabled actors. The development programme, which is called Class Act: A Nationwide Search And Skill Factory, comes as part of the BBC’s ambition to support and raise the profile of disabled actors. Participants will be tutored in audition and camera technique, acting and business skills, script… 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 »

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 »