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Women in Tech #BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day

Today (Wednesday 8 March) is International Women’s Day



The theme this year is #BeBoldForChange and so far 17,107 have signed up to take action towards supporting change for diversity.


The call on International Women’s Day is to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.


How to #BeBoldForChange?

International Women’s Day website suggests 5 ways that you can step up and #BeBoldForChange:


  • Challenge bias and inequality by querying all male groups, challenging gender stereotypes and embracing inclusive leadership
  • Campaigning against violence by educating and endorsing positive relationships
  • Forge women’s advancement by buying from progressive companies who support women, measuring and reporting on the gender pay gap and building inclusive and flexible working environments
  • Celebrating women’s achievement by raising visibility across media, driving recognition and credit for women’s contributions and applauding female role models
  • Champion women’s education by celebrating female researchers and inventors and encouraging more girls into STEM education and careers and learning to code


I am a woman who works in the tech industry. But my background is in media.  I can honestly say that I have challenged myself, stretched outside my comfort zone and learned a massive amount since I joined Cofficient Ltd.


A few years ago, I never would have thought that I could discuss APIs and software integrations with clients, let alone customise a cloud based ERP system.  I am using technology in a way I never thought I could.  And even better, I am helping my customers do the same.


I couldn’t have achieved it if Paul Grant at Cofficient Ltd hadn’t taken a leap of faith when he brought me on board.


And, of course, it’s a two way street, as I add value to the team by filling skills gaps in the business.


I am pleased to say that I work for an inclusive employer.  I am pleased to work in a diverse office, where I count French, Bosnian and Slovakians as my colleagues and friends.   I am pleased to work for a forward thinking company who offer flexible working so that all employees can achieve what they need to across work and life.


The #BeBoldForChange campaign is supported by some of the world’s leading companies:  BP, PepsiCo, Vodafone and European Bank to name a few.

But little ripples make big waves,  and I’m glad Cofficient is prepared to cast a stone.


Put Gender on Your Agenda


Latest research suggests that progress, at it’s current rate, will rectify gender disparity in about  170 years and 10 months.   I think it’s time everyone put gender on the agenda.


Tell me about the ways your company supports gender diversity in the work place?


Written by Emma Stewart – Sales & Marketing Director at Cofficient Ltd


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