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Google has linked up with the charity Inspiring Girls to produce an online video series aimed at encouraging girls to pursue their dream careers. The videos, which are available via the Inspiring Girls Youtube channel, features female Google employees talking about their careers in the tech sector. The charity is particularly keen to encourage girls to take up tech roles, due to the gender gap in the sector. Women currently make up just 20% of the global tech workforce.  In addition, a Girlguiding survey from 2017 found that seven to 21 year old girls and women say gender stereotypes affect their ability to say whatRead More →

The third annual Digital Agenda Impact Awards took place in London yesterday, highlighting the latest champions of tech for social good across the UK. The awards are open to any business, government department or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit. Reflecting innovation from across the public, private and charity sectors, the 14 winners from 36 finalists were chosen out of 300 nominees. Trophies were taken home by exceptional achievers under three themes: people, society and business. Each theme had four categories, ranging from education and diversity to sustainable living, safety, financial inclusion and the ‘sharing economy.’ In addition, theRead More →

eBay is donating 10% of the cost of selected fashion brand items sold on its site to the charity Dress for Success to mark International Women’s Day (8 March). The offer applies to selected sellers on the online auction site’s Brand Outlet page and is part of a wider link up with Dress for Success, which supports women in the workplace, to celebrate today’s global event. Women at Work report This includes the launch of eBay UK’s first Women at Work report, which surveyed women about their attitudes to work. Almost half (48%) of women think it is important to have another female at workRead More →

On Wednesday 13th March, Carolyn Nutkins, Director of Organisational Development at Parkinsons UK will be joining Charity Digital News for an exclusive free webinar for charities, ‘People first: how to manage a successful charity digital transformation.’ Over a lunch break, Nutkins will explain how Parkinsons UK was able to go from low confidence in digital and outdated infrastructure to award-winning digital service delivery, over a three year period. The webinar is a unique chance for charities to learn and ask questions from a leading digital charity. Nutkins will talk viewers through how the charity was able to maximise the potential of their digital assets whileRead More →

If you’re a digitally skilled person considering working in a charity, non-profit organisation or social enterprise, you’re in luck – as we highlight in our recent infographic, the sector needs your expertise. One of these six up and coming charity digital roles could be your perfect fit. Charities are currently in an epic race with the commercial sector to catch up and take advantage of the many opportunities from digital, and as a result there is a large skills gap to fill. Classic IT roles such as help desk support and infrastructure management are still needed, but alongside these we’re seeing new roles take prominenceRead More →