Thank you to everyone who attended our latest Industry Peer Event, “Making Tech More Inclusive” in partnership with Deloitte. Within the 1hr virtual session we explored Deloitte’s strategies for getting more women into technology roles.
We heard from five speakers, Kerrie Irvine, Director in Human Capital and Diversity Sponsor, Joanna Karlic, Manager in Technology Strategy, Gary Semple, Director in Systems Engineering, Ashleigh Gibney, Manager in Systems Engineering and Fiona Savage, Analyst in Technology Strategy and Brightstart Scheme Apprentice on their journeys both inside and outside Deloitte, and how they have been breaking down the stereotypes that society has attached to tech roles.
Kerrie Irvine kicked off the session noting Deloitte’s journey with Diversity and Inclusion to date, including being accredited the Silver Diversity Mark and the impact this has had on the organization.
Joanna Karlic spoke of a long list of benefits of a gender balanced tech sector however highlighted a focused top three for Deloitte
- Better overall outcomes
- Equal representation in product design
- High paying tech jobs can aid towards reducing gender pay gap
The session closed with Nuala Murphy our interim Head of Business hosting a fire side Q&A chat engaging in more insights and diving deeper into what more we can do to drive change, taking some great questions from attendees on the call.
Thank you to the team at Deloitte for their time, expertise and willingness to challenging change within the tech sector and sharing their best practices with our Diversity Mark community.