Promoting diversity through inspirational learning opportunities and events
Why is gender diversity a serious challenge in the technology industry?
Women hold only 25 per cent of tech jobs. And this is steadily getting worse, despite the number of technology jobs increasing rapidly over the years. Without diverse representation, technology solutions risk excluding women, presenting a huge problem for business and society alike. We know diversity produces the best results.
What does the PA Women in Tech network do to support?
The PA Women in Tech (WiT) drives awareness of this issue and turns thinking into action. We're a passionate team from across the firm who use our experience to ensure the future of technology is more diverse, inclusive and benefits everyone. We do this by providing learning and development opportunities, building supportive communities of engaged women, industry partners and allies, and ensuring our recruitment activities promote equal opportunities and remove barriers to entry for women.
Here at Women in Tech we are always busy organising the next event. In 2021 we have run multiple events, some of which with other big tech firms, and trained over 120 women and non-binary with our coding courses. We have 4 core pillars at the heart of our strategy:
- Learning & development: we run coding courses in both Web Development and Python Programming, and additional sessions / events on soft & hard skills
- Community: we provide opportunities for thought-leadership, event speaking and mentorship to our members
- Recruitment & retention: we run our famous mentorship scheme, and attend career fairs across the UK. If you see us, come and say hi!
- Partnerships: we partner with external companies to support each other in diversifying the technology industry
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What the WiT network is doing to support women in technology careers
The Career Starters (Students and Graduates)
We hold recruitment events and talks at university open days and STEM career fairs to encourage women embarking on a career in tech. Our famous Introduction to Web Development, Python and Data Science virtual coding courses provide career starters with the confidence they need to continue their coding career. Learn more about our Early Careers at PA.
The Accelerators (Early to Mid Level Careers)
Within PA we support everyone, from early to mid-level ranks, through informal meet ups which give an opportunity to share insight, experiences and discuss career challenges with one another. Our formal events are open to everyone across the world, and are often run with Big Tech partners.
Should you wish to join PA, we’ll support you through our WiT-tailored Mentoring Scheme and we’ll provide you with thought-leadership and speaking opportunities. Learn more about our Digital Careers at PA.
The Career Changers (Role Changers)
For individuals thinking about a career change into technology, we run a “Career Changers Scheme into PA’’ to encourage, upskill and support their career change.
Our partnership with CFG also allows us to sponsor places on their famous CFG degree which upskills women in software engineering and data science before they embark on a successful career at PA. Find out more.
The Ally (Men & support)
For our allies and champions, who continue to support women in technology, we offer speaking opportunities at our events and provide sensibilisation events and training, together with tailored support on topics such as ‘how women can support men too’.
Learn more about the importance of male allyship by listening to our podcast in collaboration with WeAreTech.
Come join our partner network
We're building a community of like-minded organisations and individuals to collaborate on furthering gender diversity in tech. There are loads of opportunities for us to work together, like contributing to and speaking at our events, coaching aspirational young women and providing insights to help Women in Tech achieve their goals. Please email email@example.com if you'd like to get involved.