8 March 2018
A picture of Sanctuary Group commits to gender equality charter

Worcester-based Sanctuary Group has signed up to the Tech Talent Charter, a commitment to encourage gender diversity in the technology sector, to mark International Women’s Day.

The signing today (Thursday 8 March) sees Sanctuary, which employs more than 1,000 staff in the city, join a host of national and international businesses and organisations in making a commitment to tackle gender imbalance in technology roles.

Only 17 per cent of technology workers in the UK are female and while women make up 33 per cent of Sanctuary’s technology workforce, by joining the Charter, Sanctuary is committing to support attraction, recruitment and retention practices to increase the diversity of its workplace.

The Group will also be visiting schools and colleges in the local area to encourage girls and young women to consider technology as a career.

Craig Moule, Sanctuary Group’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “We’re dedicated to encouraging more women into our technology roles and signing the Tech Talent Charter demonstrates that commitment.

“There are fantastic career opportunities within our technology teams and we want to ensure we are playing our part to encourage women to consider these roles.”

The Tech Talent Charter is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and was established by a number of organisations to bring about a more diverse, inclusive, fairer and commercially successful technology industry.