Unconscious bias

We were making our way into the Metro Centre from the Debenhams end when we saw a very young boy getting into one of the fun buggies that can be hired from the customer service desk. The buggies are shaped like cars and can be pushed around while the child sits inside and pretends to … Continue reading Unconscious bias

Leading ladies

I’ve talked about my involvement in Lyndsey’s Leading Ladies before yet this time my role in the programme was something special, to me at least. I was asked if I would hold a session as part of this year’s programme, to talk about why getting more women into tech is important and my perceptions of … Continue reading Leading ladies

Audience feedback

I have had so much to write about these days that I have not got round to some feedback from the IT & Digital Leaders Dialogue event in Manchester, at the beginning of October. I was one of the participants in the Panel Discussion: Addressing the IT skills gap and promoting cultural change? There were … Continue reading Audience feedback

The best of talent

‘We need to be competitive, we need to attract the best’ is the clarion call of many of the leading tech organisations. In order to stay at the top of their game they need to pick the cream of the crop, the students with first class honours from the leading universities. I understand this yet … Continue reading The best of talent

Diversity of truths

The truth is something that has fascinated me for a long time. I search for it in vain yet it is an elusive creature. The truth is a unicorn, a chimera or an amalgam of everyone’s beliefs. It is a figment of our imagination. I have been convinced for some time that there is no … Continue reading Diversity of truths

Little things in diversity

The lack of diversity is still a big issue in the tech industry. I was reminded how much of an issue it is at Noord Group’s recent IT and Digital Leaders Dialogue in Manchester. Women must have made up less than two per cent of the delegates. They were so sparse it stood out like … Continue reading Little things in diversity