We’re proud of our commitment to tackling gender disparity, working to secure talented female professionals in leadership positions around the world. And what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by announcing an exciting new partnership set to bolster the aspirations of professionals in the technology sector.
Career coaching platform Propelelo works to empower all women – supporting them to develop skills and reach their professional and personal goals. The platform will now work seamlessly with our popular Women in Technology Mentoring Programme, a free resource designed to connect women at all stages of their tech careers with an external mentor, providing tailored guidance and support.
Benefits of joining our Women in Tech Mentoring Programme
Together, we will combine mentorship and career coaching to help women succeed in the industry, offering more avenues for mentees to develop their careers in a way that suits them. The programme will now involve a wide range of live events, on-demand content and community support, to raise confidence, capability and boost careers.
Commenting on this announcement, Kevin Dainty, Founder of Reed’s Women in Technology Mentoring Programme, said: “It is far from a secret that the technology industry is advancing at an unprecedented rate.
“There are more and more jobs surfacing in the technology sector, so there are ample opportunities for those interested in the industry to flourish in their tech career. It is disheartening, however, to see that despite the movement and growth in the sector, there aren’t many women progressing to senior roles.
“With that in mind, we launched the mentoring programme to tackle this disparity and we are thrilled to now be partnering with Propelelo to enhance our unique programme for women in technology.
“There is nothing else like this on the market, and we can’t wait to see the impact it has on the careers of the women who participate.”
Tackling the tech sector's diversity shortage
The technology sector is well documented for its lack of diversity, with few women seeking careers in the industry or realising their potential – just 26% of the technology workforce are women; more shockingly, women who reach senior positions are scarce, with only three percent of chief technology officer or technical director roles being filled by women.
Helen Tinnelly, Founder and CEO of Propelelo added: “We are excited to join forces with Reed’s Women in Technology Mentoring Programme to provide women in tech with the support and resources they need to succeed.
“This is a fast-paced, creative industry, and we’re here to support more women to thrive in it.”
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