8 March 2019
This International Women’s Day, QA looks at just one of our
many collaborative initiatives that provides opportunities for Women in Technology.
Still warm off the press, QA’s
new partnership with the Women in Technology (WIT) Network puts our money where
our mouth is in promoting diversity and is one of many initiatives being run in every division. WIT is an organisation that is going from strength to strength
and is predicted to be the largest network of women in technology in the world.
The WIT Network is made-up of a
community of professionals that believe in making it easier for women to
imagine, begin, and develop a career in IT. They provide a vast and varied
network of events, contacts, and opportunities and are a great fit for QA's diversity
“We are delighted to be able to
provide our leading female consultants with the opportunity to become active
members of the tech industry on a world-wide level” Stuart Martin, Managing
Director at QAC commented “We want to help them develop personally and to
support and encourage other women to work in the IT industry.”
The WIT partnership is a unique
and valuable collaboration for both organisations to tackle the UK's digital
skills gap head-on through an all-inclusive, balanced and diverse workforce.
Julie Simpson, the WIT Network
Global Chair said, “The WIT Network is one of the most powerful and innovative
independent organisations today encouraging all women and girls to study STEM
subjects and pursue careers in tech. By sharing ideas, highlighting our
individual and collaborative strengths, and challenging the status-quo we are
supporting women all over the world. We are delighted to be working with QA
helping to give women opportunities to launch their tech careers. Our new
partnership will allow us to have continue helping to enable all our members to
reach their full potential in their careers, build powerful networks and
accelerate growth in their businesses.”
QA wants to increase the number
of women working in tech in the UK whilst also helping them to become IT
leaders. With just 17% of those working in tech being women
and only 1
in 10 being leaders, there’s lots more that can be done in the
UK, QA will be instrumental in making this happen.
benefits of a balanced workforce
By providing the same opportunities
to women as men organisations are performing better, as evidenced by a study on
Fortune 500 companies which showed businesses with at least three women
executives increased their average return on equity by 53%.
Notes to Editors
QA is the UK's leading IT and business skills providers, specialising in training, consultancy, apprenticeships and post graduate degrees on a range of technical and leadership subjects. With 22 UK-wide training centres – from state-of-the-art Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies, to University campuses and flexible online learning provision, QA offers an unparalleled portfolio of learning solutions to both private and public sector organisations.
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