International Women's Day
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th and is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The theme this year is #BalanceforBetter a call to action for accelerating gender balance in business, politics, media coverage and wealth. The Tech Nation 'Diversity and Inclusion in UK Tech Companies' Report states that the tech workforce more broadly is made up of 81% men, and 19% women. It is important that we raise awareness of the gender imbalance and work to close it within the tech industry.
At Virtual College we have worked hard to ensure we break the stereotypes and give both men and women a fair chance to develop their skills and progress their careers. We are proud to announce that we are a gender balanced technology company!
- We have a 50/50 male to female employee ratio
- 18 out of 29 managers are female
- 60% of our Leadership Team are women
In honour of International Women's Day, we've decided to profile some of our #VCWomen to share a few facts about themselves and tell us about the women they find inspirational in their lives.
Our first feature is dedicated to our inspirational Managing Director Hannah Brindle. Find out more about her role at Virtual College and get a glimpse into her life!
Joanna Smith - CTO
Meet our adrenaline loving Chief Technical Officer, Jo Smith! As a woman in tech see who inspires her and find out what she gets up to in her spare time
Jenny Martin - Scrum Master
Jenny Martin works in the technical team and finds inspiration from strong female leaders such as Beyonce, her best friend and her colleague Chloe.
Fiona Robinson - HR Manager
Meet our HR Manager, Fiona Robinson who has been instrumental in helping VC to achieve a balanced gender employer status.