A former Socitm president has been nominated for a prestigious list. Nadira Hussain has been put on the long list for Computer Weekly’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech – and we can’t think of anyone more deserving to make it to the final 50.
Nadira, Head of ICT at the London Borough of Enfield, has been inspirational for Socitm. During her tenure as President, she set up our Women in IT initiative and was the creator of the Empowering Women in a Digital World (EWDW) course, which has transformed the lives of many. Please visit Socitm’s Leadership Academy page for more details about the EWDW course.
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By Ruby Dixon,Transformation Consultant, lead WiT Board Member
The ever-expanding technology sector now constitutes around 8.4 per cent of the total UK economy. Competition for jobs is tough regardless of the applicant’s capabilities. Despite this, the sector is famously under-resourced. There are 105,000 vacancies in ICT (e-skills) and even with 30,000+ graduates in Computing Sciences, it takes time before new staff can be trained to fill the gap. A raft of interesting up-to-date workplace research has been undertaken on how women are under-represented at all levels of the IT sector.
Equalities is a strong area for our public sector, but local government (LG) is arguably at a disadvantage to the private sector when recruiting and incentivising the IT’s best talent – regardless of gender.
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By Nadira Hussain, Socitm Immediate Past President
So, although it’s been a good few weeks since the Socitm WIT Symposium and Annual Conference (of which the Awards presentation was a part of) on 17th October, I’ve been meaning to find some time to share my views about these events!
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By Chantelle Denny, Socitm Finance Director, who shares her experiences from a one-of-a-kind training programme
At first I was sceptical about attending the Empowering Women in a Digital World (EWDW) course. I don’t for one moment think I know it all, but I have several years’ experience of management and leadership at a senior level, so was this really designed for people like me?
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By Emily Askew, Socitm Research and Project Coordinator
With only weeks to go until the start of the second Empowering Women in a Digital World course, we are delighted to share with you a video produced by Canon to give you an insight into how beneficial the course has been for our recent graduates.
Led by experienced coaches and trainers, the course is aimed at aspiring female leaders: those who are looking to grow and to gain the confidence to become a professional ambassador and role model.
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