Tech women wanted

Jobs By 20 April, 2020 No Comments

Women are long time suffers of ‘imposter syndrome’, especially in
fields dominated by men. However, women around the world have been able to bring a new perspective to the tech industry, and their skills and experience are just as valuable when they feel comfortable enough to impose them. Studies like this can help bring confidence to women who do not feel their opinion matters to the tech industry.” Over the years, people have begun to recognise the issues regarding gender differences in certain sectors and have started to make an effort towards diminishing it.

There is more than Covid-19

Immigration By 11 April, 2020 No Comments

We thought that we are invincibles, we thought that we would never die, but there is nothing more sure in life than the fact that it will end one day.  Nor technology, neither health care or living beyond possibilities can avoid the end of our life at one point.

Unfortunately there are many countries where this moment is earlier than in other. Countries that suffer wars, hunger or hygenic situations put their population in danger every day, there is a Covid-19 situation all the time, even much worse than that. One of those countries is Syria.

We talk today with the founder of ZELTSCHULE, an ambitious project to lecture refugee children from Syria, the wonderful Jacqueline Flory, mother herself. In her world Covid-19 is just another problem.

Corona changes everything

Living By 24 March, 2020 No Comments

by Adrian Leeds

Everything we thought was going to happen in our lives in the near future is being thwarted by the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s a lesson to be learned that what we believe will happen in the future is completely illusory. As philosopher Eckhart Tolle said: “The future is usually imagined as either better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope or pleasurable anticipation. If it is worse, it creates anxiety. Both are illusory.”

Living in Germany as a Turkish woman

Immigration By 17 March, 2020 No Comments

My name is Firuze and I was born in Kassel in Germany. My parents came to Germany as part of the recruitment agreement between the Federal Republic and Turkey. The first of my family to come to Germany was my maternal grandmother. She left her 5 children with her family and my grandfather, because she got the chance to earn a lot of money in Germany.

It was a difficult decision, however, like many others, she decided to return to her home in Ankara before the end of the employment contract.
While she was working in Germany, there was a tragedy at home. Her husband, my grandfather, had cheated on my grandmother with a widow. The affair blew up and as the culture and traditions demanded at the time, the shame had to be washed clean with blood.

Small companies feel the corona fallout the most

Europe bad and good By 11 March, 2020 No Comments

Over two-thirds of UK Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) (69%) have reported significant pressures on their cash levels. This is in large part down to businesses paying for supplies earlier than anticipated because of coronavirus-related stockpiling and fears of deeper disruptions to transport (road, air and rail) linkages. Additionally, on orders and work that has been completed, payments are being delayed. Three-quarters (74%) of business owners reported invoices due to be settled at the end of February have not been paid yet (as of 10th March 2020) and that these were unlikely to be settled before the end of March 2020.

More male founders… Why?

Jobs By 5 March, 2020 No Comments

A startling statistic from the European Commission’s: when it comes to European start-ups, 83% of start-up founders are male. At the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), we want to see more women entrepreneurs: more female ownership of start-ups, and more businesses owned by women. It’s about equality and social inclusion, it is also about a good economic sense and using Europe’s biggest untapped entrepreneurial talent pool – women.