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The WOW Podcast reading list: Tech

19 Nov 2021

Blog Post

Series 2 of The WOW Podcast with Jude Kelly launches today, supported by The WOW Foundation's Global Founding Partner Bloomberg. Hosted by Jude Kelly, this six-part series will take listeners on a journey to discover how the often hidden forces of tech, media and finance shape women’s lives.

To take your journey further, we'll be creating a reading list on each of the three subjects, including links to subjects discussed and more. First up is Finance!

We spoke to the following experts and changemakers on episode 3: Caroline Criado-Perez, Abadesi Osunsade, Aleks Krotoski and Seyi Akiwowo.

In Episode 4 (out 25 November), you'll hear from: Bloomberg Television’s Francine Lacqua, Katrine Marçal, Nicola Mendelsohn, Martha Lane-Fox and Anna Wiener.

Listen to Episode 3 here

Tech Reading List

The Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get ignored In An Economy Built For Men - Katrine Marcal

Hostile Environments and the book Gaming Masculinity - Alek Krotoski, TLS

Tech Boom:

Google, Apple and Microsoft report - Rupert Neate andDominic Rushe, The Guardian

The Big Tech boom marks a lasting change - The Financial Times

Women working in tech in UK:

Diversity and Inclusion in UK Tech Companies - Tech Nation

Women and Tech and the pandemic - Owen Hughes, Tech Republic

Female Entrepreneurship Review - Alison Rose

Investing in women Code - GOV UK

Diversity in Tech:

Amazon Pledges to Promote More Women, Black Employees - Matt Day and Spencer Soper, Bloomberg

2021’s coolest UK female founders - Akansha Srivastava, UK Tech

Balancing The Gender Scales In Tech Startups - Olivia Green berg, Startup Magazine

Women in Tech report - PWC

Quit rate and women - Tittle Press

Girls in Tech / Girls in Tech's "Half the Board" Campaign - PR Newswire

Ada Ventures

Flexible working/monitoring:

One in five employers monitoring remote workers... - Jonathan Owen, People Management

Flexible Working: The Way Of The Future - Joy Burnford, Forbes

Women workforce - Bigtech:

Women's Representation in Big Tech - Felix Richter, Statista

Women in tech statistics - David Needle, WhatIs

The Most Gender Diverse Boards - Anna Bradley-Smith, The Org

Credit Gap - Women Entrepreneurs - Moody's CSR

Venture Capital funding/gap:

Women in Venture Capital

The UK’s female entrepreneurs battling for a fair share of funding - The Financial Times

UK's potential £250bn female-led investment boost - Tom Houghton, Business Live

Why Is Global VC Funding For Women On The Decline? - Anna Codrea-Rado, The Stack

Women in Computer Programming:

Ada Lovelace, Nasa and WW2 first computer programmer - Erik Gregersen, Britannica

Human Computers: The Women of NASA - Brynn Holland, History

How Women Created the Computer Programming Industry - Maria Aspan, Inc.

30 Women in Robotics - Robohub

Big women in Tech:

Sheryl Sandberg

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Ginni Rometty

Marissa Mayer

Online abuse:

Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online - Kaamil Ahmed, The Guardian

Impact of online abuse against women - Amnesty

Social network giants pledge to tackle abuse of women online - Alex Hern, The Guardian

Online violence against women and girls - Chenai Chair, Web Foundation

Facebook and the Other Tech Giants - Enrique Dans, Forbes

Manosphere - Tanya Basu, Technology Review

Gamergate - Aja Romano, VOX

Online petition to end abuse - Aja Romano, We Forum

Exclusion from tech
- The Atlantic

Flexible working:

Working from Home - Richard Partington, The Guardian

Childcare Options and World War II - East End Women Museum

Algorithms and Bias - Kim Lyons, The Verge

Women and computer science degrees/education:

Female share of computer science degrees - Mark J. Perry, AEIdeas

Female students studying Computer Science increases by 300% - BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Tech Billionaires - Forbes

She Means Business

FTSE 100 board members - women get paid 40% less than men - Allie Nawrat, Unleash AI