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    50+ Empowering Affirmations for Working Women

    The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” By default, every affirmation should be on the empowering affirmations list. They all give us the opportunity to choose words that help create or eliminate something in our lives. For example, creating success or confidence or healthy relationships, and eliminating low self-esteem, destructive behaviours and even pain. Affirmations help us retrain our thinking and speaking into positive patterns so we can truly transform our lives. We can get more of what we want and less of what we don’t. But be careful because everything we say is an affirmation. Every thought, every sentence is just confirming what…

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    How to Efficiently Apply to Scholarships

    A university education doesn’t come cheap, and earning income through scholarships is one way to help cover the costs. This can be a time-consuming process and scholarship applicants often face stiff competition, hence I’ve put together my top tips for applying to scholarships and staying organised. Start Applications Early Schools have a specific amount of funding available and the earlier you apply, the more you will receive and the easier it will be to get a scholarship. That’s not the only reason to start early though: as the academic year moves closer, the more things you realise you need to do. You don’t want to be juggling funding around with exams,…

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    Pinkification and Women in Tech

    pinkification  The act or process of being made pink or being saturated with pink. Pinkification was not a term I knew before today, but damn, I really wished I knew it when I was arguing female stereotypes in college. It’s the perfect descriptor for that force-fed image of young girls loving anything pink and fluffy! Luckily, pink has been reclaimed in recent years, but there’s still stigma. Don’t substitute “pinkification” for “pink” though, because it isn’t about the colour pink itself. It’s about the cultural pattern of offering children a super strong stereotypical version of gender. Women in technology have been hit hard by pinkification due to the lack of…

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    An A-to-Z list of Women in Tech Scholarships

    It’s no secret computer science is highly male dominated. That’s why companies and organisations are beginning to offer Women in Tech Scholarships to introduce more diversity in technology. These scholarships and bursaries open many doors typically closed women, especially with the rising costs of higher education. To help you get started, here’s my list of scholarships for women in technology. Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarships As long as you work in a computer science field and don’t have a close family member working at Adobe Research, you can apply for the Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship. The scholarship includes a one-time payment of $10,000, a Creative Cloud subscription…

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    9 Women in Technology to get Inspired by

    We’ve still got a long way to go as women in technology. Statistics from the Women in Tech Survey discovrered 78% of women believe that there is a gender pay gap in the tech sector, and half of the women surveyed (52%) said that they have experienced gender bias or discrimination in the workplace. The fight for office equality has basically seeped itself into our job descriptions, like that isn’t daunting! But we must remember the women before us. Those who protested and fought for our careers. Today, I’m sharing my appreciation for the female pioneers of computer science – and where to start but the legendary Ada Lovelace? Ada…

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    How to Discover your Dream Tech Career

    The IT and technology industry is made up of a range of employers that operate in all types of business sectors. Understanding this space can help you identify a good assortment of companies that would suit your skills set, career aims and lifestyle. Plus, you’ll impress recruiters much more if you can show you have considered your options. Know What you Want from your Job With a wide range of options on offer, you need to know how to search for the right IT employer and career. Get started by considering two key factors: What type of work would you like to do? Do you want to do loads of…

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    The Top Ten Graduate Employers for Jobs in Tech

    The good news for IT graduates is that there’s an official technology shortage and more jobs to choose from! The tech industry has grown at an exponential rate over the past decade and jobs are well-paid and plentiful – even if, as many assume is essential, you don’t have a degree in computer science. Just because graduate jobs in tech are there though, doesn’t mean you should jump into them.  Do your homework and make sure your first job sets you up for a happy and successful career in technology. 74,746 students voted for their favourite graduate recruiters in The Graduate Survey 2019, conducted by Trendence UK. The students and…