TESTIMONIALS

Don’t just take it from us!

Read on for what some of our partners have to say about working with everywoman.

At Lenovo, Diversity Equity & Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, which is why Lenovo’s team in EMEA is proud to announce its partnership with everywoman. We know that in order to create Smarter Technology for All we need to practice what we preach and have a diverse workforce that contributes to every part of our business. We searched hard for a partner organisation that would help us to support women advance in their careers and one that had representation throughout the EMEA region. Additionally, we wanted a partner that offered resources both for men and women, so we could equip our male colleagues with the tools to become allies. We were thrilled to find everywoman, a partner that fits just this… The partnership with everywoman is a great moment for our business and sets out our intentions not just in supporting female talent, but also on our quest to grow a more diverse workforce “
Fiona O'Brien
FIONA O’BRIEN
EMEA DE&I EXECUTIVE SPONSOR AND CHAIR OF THE EMEA DE&I BOARD
I was honoured to win the Leader of the Year award at the everywoman in Technology Awards a few years ago, which was my first interaction with this amazing organisation. It’s a community made up of many organisations and advocates for women in STEM. The Everywoman platform has a vast amount of learning resources available to everyone plus an annual awards programme which celebrates some of the amazing women in the industry. Through Bupa’s strong relationship with Everywoman, we’ve been able to develop the fantastic resources and support that we offer to our people.
DIANA KENNEDY
GROUP CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, BUPA
It was great for everywoman for to create a space for the discussion of the opportunities and challenges faced by the Risk sector. The attendees from Revolut enjoyed the event. Lastly, I really admire how everywoman has created a necessary and important environment for women in the Risk sector to not only network with each other, but to also feel inspired and emboldened by each other.
CHRISTOPHER SINGH
HEAD OF REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, REVOLUT
EY has worked with everywoman for many years now and I have watched them grow from a UK focussed business to becoming a global player. This was a key consideration for partnering with them as our EMEIA Area covers 98 countries across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. When we initially worked with them, we targeted women that were committed to pursuing their own personal development. We then launched an Area wide Womens Leadership Programme and we signed up everywomen to be a strategic partner as part of our virtual offering across all ranks. We value the regular reporting that we get, the relationship management and the variety on offer – something for everyone. Most of all we value everywoman’s willingness to accommodate our needs, particularly a request to make all webinars accessible by sub titling them.
FLEUR BOTHWICK OBE
DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP, EY
I am extremely proud to be everywoman's patron and part of such an amazing group that so actively promotes the merits and talents of women and the vital contribution they make to the economy." A British entrepreneur who founded the optical and audiology business Specsavers with her husband Doug, who she met when they were both studying to become optometrists at Cardiff University in the 60s. She still plays an active role in the company and is passionate about driving customer service standards, championing values and shaping corporate responsibility. Dame Mary is involved with a number of national and international charities, including Modern Muse, a charity founded by everywoman that inspires and empowers girls to make more informed career decisions. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 for her services to business and the community. She is also a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and a Freeman of the City of London.
DAME MARY PERKINS
CO-FOUNDER, SPECSAVERS
Our vision at BP, to engage more girls and women into STEM careers, is being elevated by our partnership with everywoman and the Modern Muse project, which will promote the fantastic careers of. I was one of three girls on my computing course at university and, whilst the gender imbalance was barely noticed there, I have discovered that being a female out in the industry can be a different story. It's important that we continue to address this issue and I'm proud to be a part of that movement.
ED ALFORD
VP DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IT&S, BP
Across Experian we have the everywoman capability available to all our offices worldwide. We have consistently polled for feedback and have found that while usage and themes of focus may vary there is a consistent level of value and appreciation that our teams achieve through the everywoman membership. We have focus groups and grass roots brown bag sessions regularly using everywoman content from Bulgaria to the USA and Malaysia - and extremely positive individual endorsements as well. Initially there was some concern that it would be uk centric but we have found that this is not the case and have as a result continued our global subscription for several years. Based on recent feedback this is likely to continue!
AMY CHALFEN
GLOBAL SERVICE AND DELIVERY DIRECTOR, EXPERIAN
Partnering in the everywoman events programme has enabled us to have a different and more engaging conversation with our customers.
MELISSA DI DONATO
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SUSE
I believe it's vital to nurture female talent as some of the most innovative businesses are started or run by women; through Club I hope I am able to contribute to initiatives that support this.
CHRISSIE RUCKER OBE
FOUNDER, THE WHITE COMPANY
From being their first sponsor, to now 15 years later still a committed and active Advocate, I have never doubted the impact that everywoman has had on the diversity community. Together with pioneering partners such as IBM they have changed the agenda and as a result, many lives. She still plays an active role in the company and is passionate about driving customer service standards, championing values and shaping corporate responsibility. Dame Mary is involved with a number of national and international charities, including Modern Muse, a charity founded by everywoman that inspires and empowers girls to make more informed career decisions. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 for her services to business and the community. She is also a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and a Freeman of the City of London.
LARRY HIRST
CBE - FORMER CHAIRMAN, IBM EUROPE
The everywoman community is rare and unique in its capacity to bring powerful women together who really do 'walk the talk'. Through everywoman, we are positively driving new thinking in UK plc, and I love being part of creating meaningful change!
SOPHIE CHANDAUKA
GLOBAL COO SHARED SERVICES AND BANKING OPERATIONS, MORGAN STANLEY