Attracting Game-Changing Women to the Tech Sector
Who is responsible for improving gender parity in the tech sector?
This was the question asked to 40 tech professionals who attended our Cambridge event in March 2018. The answer, everyone from Government guidance through to company policy and individuals changing the status quo and making change happen. Hear what was discussed via the video below.
How to improve gender parity
What change can be done now that will make a difference?
We collected the thoughts of the delegates on how gender parity can be achieved. Below is a link to a summary of the ideas raised including a number of practical solutions which could be implemented immediately.
Improving gender parity results (PDF download)
XX Factor event speakers
The two speakers provided valuable insight into what can be done now to attract more women into the technology sector (currently just 17% of the work force is female), and the challenges women have faced to date.
Marie-Clare Fenech, Next Tech Girls, identified the positive impact firms have benefited from by pro-actively targeting girls for work experience and their on-going engagement.
Maria Vigliotti, SESO Global, personal insight showed the barriers that she faced and overcame to establishing herself within the industry.
Future Cambridge tech events
Please contact Rebecca Mister or call 01223675460 for information on our future Cambridge based tech events or if you are looking to expand your team and need support.
Next Tech Girls
Next Tech Girls is an initiative from Empiric with the aim of strategically increasing the number of women in the industry by securing meaningful technology work experience for girls.
By using Empiric’s extensive recruitment knowledge, skills and connections, it can deliver a free CSR initiative to tech firms and provide meaningful work experience placements across industry sectors.
Empiric is a multi-award winning business and one of the fastest growing technology and transformation recruitment agency's specialising in data, digital, cloud and security. We supply technology and change recruitment services to businesses looking for both contract and permanent professionals.
Read more (pdf download)
Empiric are committed to changing the gender and diversity imbalance within the technology sector. In addition to Next Tech Girls we proactively target skilled professionals from minority groups which in turn can help you meet your own diversity commitments. Our active investment within the tech community allows us to engage with specific talent pools and deliver a short list of relevant and diverse candidates.
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