What we're reading... International Women's Day 8th March 2019

Mar 8th, 2019

Why more women means better economics, Amazon focus on diversity and why working from home might not be helping gender balance on childcare

This week we've been celebrating International Women's Day, showcasing the amazing women in our network, sharing our own experiences and we've also been reading some really great content too!

We were pleased to read this interview in The Guardian with IMF Managing Director Christine La Garde who said more women in the workplace could boost the economy by 35% as she urged companies to abandon discriminatory practices and take advantage of the skills women have to offer.

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We were also interested to read this article from The Times which reports that women who work from home spend even more time on childcare suggesting that working from home rather than creating equality is actually doing little to redress the gender balance according to the German study.

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There was focus on returners this week, in this article from the Irish Times which said that returning to work after a career break no longer needs to be intimidating and features Women ReBoot a national initiative focused on returning to careers in ICT.

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Freecodecamp is a great learning resource for developers of any experience level. Their blog is a great collection of developer based articles. Recently they published a complete handbook on the React framework covering a wide range of topics.

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We were also pleased to read about Amazon's plans to increase diversity across it's UK business as it launches Amazon Amplify a series of initiatives aimed at increasing the number of women in tech and innovation roles.

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And finally, this article from MumsNet which features HSBC and their Technology Returners designed to support experienced technologists, who have taken a career break for more than 12 months, to re-enter the workforce at HSBC.

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