“Greater diversity is about making sure that the benefits of tech are spread widely and fairly.”
Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, spoke at the annual Tech Talent Charter signatory breakfast in London yesterday.
The event saw the launch of the 2019 Diversity in Tech benchmarking report, which included data from over 300 companies representing more than 700,000 employees,
Women make up 24 per cent of tech employees at companies signed up to the Tech Talent Charter diversity initiative, up from 19 per cent last year and far ahead of the nationwide figure of only 17 per cent.
It was a truly inspirational event that not only dealt with the lack of women in tech, but the importance of diversity in its widest sense. Diverse teams deliver better outcomes and develop solutions for everyone’s needs.
At Rainmaker we are proud Tech Talent Charter signatories and believe that our flexible, remote and inclusive working model attracts a diverse range of candidates with valuable, unique skills. Digital solutions and platforms are key to making this happen and we would encourage more organisations to follow suit.
As one of the panel participants stated; there is simply no excuse for companies not embracing inclusion and diversity in 2020.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to our strategic partners Slack for a truly brilliant Collaboration Foundry this week.
We’re so excited to be hosting Slack for a very special collaboration day at our London offices on Monday 10th February.
We had a fantastic time at Birmingham City Academy yesterday, working with Birmingham City Council, ELSA and several businesses to provide careers advice and support for Year 10 students. ELSA’s “Get Work Ready” programmes consist of hands-on workshops that...