The event explored imposter syndrome, female role-models and unconscious bias and hopes to become a recurring feature in the Southampton area.
Diversity in recruitment is an incredibly prevalent topic in 2019, as more and more companies realise its importance and benefits. Sectors such as Technology and Cyber Security, which are historically male-dominated industries, are increasingly aware of this issue. Sanderson have found that, as hiring mangers become more mindful of this topic, recruiting for such roles can be difficult especially when asking specifically for female candidates
Our Southampton office, all women and who recruit for roles in the Tech industry, decided to explore the subject in a new event that took place on the 1st February at the Southampton Harbour Hotel.
The Women in Technology seminar invited notable, local women who are tech experts in their own fields including education, business, and recruitment to share their thoughts on the current climate for women in the STEM industries. The group discussed the effects of unconscious bias, how having female role models in certain sectors can help combat imposter syndrome, as well as why women leave senior technology roles.
Hannah Waddington, regional manager of the Southampton office, said:
“We are delighted with how our first Women in Technology discussion group went! I would like to thank all of the attendees for their great contributions to the discussion which made it incredibly interesting. Please watch this space for the next event!”
The Women in Technology seminar will be returning to Southampton in due course.
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Cyber security has become a rapidly increasing industry both throughout the globe and in the UK.