Celebrating women at Scitech this International Women’s Day

Today (8 March) is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. We would like to mark the occasion by celebrating and recognising the achievements of our female colleagues and pledging to continue to support women within Scitech and the wider life sciences and engineering sectors.

We are committed to increasing equality and diversity at all levels across the organisation and have introduced family friendly practices to retain our female talent and support them so that they can fulfil their potential.

We are proud to have five women already in leadership positions. Our Design and Engineering Director is a woman and two of our engineering teams are led by female managers. We also have two female colleagues in other leadership positions. A total of 7 of our female managers are undertaking leadership and management development this year.

We provide further support through our successful Women at Scitech group – a support network specifically for our female colleagues designed to ensure their unique needs are met and their voices are heard.

Our focus is not just on our female colleagues, but also on making a positive impact on the wider sector by encouraging the next generation of women into STEM careers. We regularly attend career days at schools, colleges, and universities to talk to students about the many possible career possibilities there are and the opportunities we have at Scitech. Our female engineers regularly support this, providing a visible role model as female engineers.

We know there is more to do in order to achieve equity for women within the sector and we will continue striving to make a positive difference because it is only by working together that we will truly #EmbraceEquity.

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