Women in Tech
We rejoice in seeing more and more women embracing careers in tech and making a difference as IT professionals, leaders, mentors and colleagues. We are committed to achieving greater gender equity by increasing the number of women in leadership and governance roles across Endava and across the broader technology and services industry.
Around 36% of our people are women in roles across engineering, client facing, and business support. To create a working environment that offers both equality and equity of career opportunity for all our people based on merit, we strive to empower our people to take advantage of our career coaching, knowledge-sharing and mentoring opportunities.
In partnership with universities, our Internship and Graduate programmes help us develop the passionate new talent we’re always looking for. 34% of our Endavans in technical roles are women.
To encourage women into the industry, we have partnerships across our locations with schools, colleges and NGOs on programmes that encourage young women to discover a career in technology.
Read more details on our Women in Tech focus in our recent sustainability report.
RISE Mentoring: BUILDING READINESS FOR SENIOR ROLES
38% of our line managers are women and we are committed to increase the number of women in leadership and governance roles across Endava.
Our Endava RISE mentoring programme is designed to provide support and opportunity for our mid-level women, building readiness for senior management and leadership roles, while giving our mentors greater awareness and opportunity to connect more deeply and broadly across the organisation.
We have seen great participation in our RISE Mentoring programme from mentors and mentees and some excellent results already: 50% of women participating in the first cohort of RISE Mentoring have been promoted or had increased responsibilities following this programme. After the successful completion of two rounds of this programme, we are ready to start with the third group of women mentees and their mentors.
KEY TOPICS ON OUR GENDER BALANCE AGENDA
To drive and deliver sustainable organisational inclusion, we have recently established a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Forum which brings together a broad and varied group of people from across Endava, including our Gender Balance network.
At the same time through our award-winning Wellbeing programme we support our people’s development and wellbeing as they take on new projects, progress in their careers, move into new roles or in new life stages.