At our January 2019 leadership offsite I was pleased to look around the room and notice the excitement, passion and commitment displayed by the leaders at our fast growing ServiceNow consultancy.
Another thing was very exciting. The number of female senior leaders in the room.
In our executive leadership team, we have a female GM of Australia, female Global Head of People & Culture, female Director of India, and a female Global Head of Delivery. Our ELT has 50% female representation.
Overall our company employs 17% female technical staff, and we are actively identifying and training the next generation of female leaders.
So how do we stack up against the tech giants of the world? Consider Microsoft: In October 2018, the company reported that women comprise 29.1 percent of its workforce, but only 16.6 percent work in technical positions and just 23 percent hold leadership roles. Twitter said women fill 10 percent of its technical jobs, with 21 percent in leadership. And women “Googlers” account for 17 percent of the search giant’s tech jobs, while only 21 percent manage others.
According to Forbes magazine, women influencing product development and business strategy — the two rungs at the top of the industry’s corporate ladder – is good for business. Studies show that companies with different points of view, insights and approaches to problem solving have higher sales, more customers and larger market share than their less-diverse rivals.
At Enable, we strive to be a people first business, and we know diversity and equality is good for business and good for the individual.
We are pleased to have a strong representation of female senior leaders and will continue to have programs to attract more females into our technical roles and to all leadership levels in our business to continue to create our competitive edge and opportunities for all.
Written by –
HEAD OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Tribe – HR