Covéa Insurance has signed a charter that commits businesses to closing the gender gap and increasing the number of women employed in technology-based roles.
The Tech She Can Charter is an initiative led by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that aims to address the reasons why women do not choose technology roles. Signatory firms agree to educate more women in tech and encourage more women to consider a technology-based career, as well as do what they can to influence government at policy level.
Covéa Insurance has pledged to support the charter by sharing the best practices and experiences of women in tech roles within their business to encourage young women to consider tech careers. The firm said that it will work with PwC to develop technology toolkits for schools across the UK to educate both pupils and teachers about opportunities available.
“We’re delighted to be joining forces with PwC, along with signatories from other industries, to tackle under-representation of women working in tech,” said Matthew Metcalfe, senior manager – talent acquisition at Covéa Inurance. “This is a fantastic initiative to address a challenge that is not unique to insurance. Digital technology will play a major part in the future growth and success of most businesses, including ours, and we want to ensure that access to tech-based career opportunities is fully inclusive.”