Facebook first engaged with everywoman in 2019 after many informal discussions at events and forums around the lack of female representation in careers such as software engineers and technicians. “As a well-known brand, Facebook are expected to be leading the way in diversity and inclusion, and in many respects they are,” said everywoman’s Global Director of Sales, Seema Bennett. “But they are also facing some of the same widespread issues as many other tech companies.” .
Facebook is proud to partner with everywoman to promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. The technology sector should reflect the community it serves, yet for too long, women have been under-represented in the tech workforce. The everywoman Tech Hub and 2021 Tech forum provide mentorship, networking and training to support women as they build careers in STEM, and we’re delighted to support these important initiatives in the year ahead.”
Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, Facebook
SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS
The case study shows how the partnership between Facebook and everywoman shines a spotlight on inspirational role models and helps promote inclusion and diversity at the social media giant, and within the tech sector as a whole. As well as collaborating on interviews, webinars and thought-leadership content, Facebook are a key partner at the everywoman in Tech Forum, and leadership events.
We were very impressed with everywoman’s strategic model, and by the whole suite of items they had that could deliver real value.
Andrew Odong, Talent Attraction Programme Manager for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
THIS STUDY WILL BE OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO:
- Business leaders who want to understand how attracting a more diverse team can benefit their own organisation, the economy and wider society
- HR leaders challenged with increasing the representation of women at senior levels within their organisation
- L&D managers interested in improving the skills and insight of their employees for the benefit of customers ― and the bottom line.