We're #beingboldforchange this International Women’s Day
As a business committed to equal opportunity, we’re #beingboldforchange, having more than doubled the number of women in our technical roles in Bristol in just 12 months.
The disproportionate number of women in IT and tech roles is recognised as an issue worldwide, and its causes frequently debated. The Government Equalities Office said in its 2016 report Closing the gender pay gap: “Gendered stereotypes about what society regards as ‘men’s work’ and ‘women’s work’ are a strong influence on young people throughout their education, and can have significant influence on the career choices they make.”
Bucking the trend however, Scott Logic’s Bristol-based female workforce is around the national average, and as part of our work to help address this issue further, we support the local Women’s Tech Hub, and plan to host a Girl Geek Dinner later this year for the second time. We’re also a long-time sponsor of the Lovelace Colloquium, a one-day conference for female STEM students, which this year is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Scott Logic’s Head of Development in Bristol, Nic Hemley, said: “It’s been fantastic to see that our efforts to encourage and support women in STEM can actually make a difference.
“Whilst we recognise there is still far more for us to do to raise awareness of the gender imbalance in UK technology, we’re incredibly proud to have seen an increase in the numbers of talented women contributing to Scott Logic’s success, not just in Bristol but also nationwide.
“We hope to build on this momentum and employ many more women over the coming months and years.”
To find out more about the roles we have available, visit scottlogic.com/careers/vacancies.