This past week has been rather special. I wrote about our team being selected to speak in two sessions at Kscope23 and then we learnt that Brovanture has been shortlisted for three Women in Tech Employer Awards 2023. The winners will be announced at their event at The Royal Lancaster hotel in London on Thursday 15th June.
The awards are described as:
’Celebrating employers and individuals going above and beyond to help close the gender gap within the tech sector.’
With over 43% of the Brovanture workforce being women we’re proud to say that the gender balance in our organisation is significantly higher than the average for an IT/EPM consultancy. As a traditionally male dominated industry, we feel it’s important to provide opportunities to women in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting to develop skills and further their careers in our industry. EPM consulting requires drawing from experience to make recommendations for business planning and reporting and we’ve found over time that having a range of life experiences, including diverse backgrounds, ages and genders, really helps to provide well-rounded recommendations.
The categories we have been shortlisted for are:
Best Small Business Tech Employer (under 50 employees)
This award gives recognition to businesses with 0-49 employees that are making a great effort in attracting and retaining women in IT / Technology roles.
Best Employer for Benefits
This award is for employers whose employee benefits inspire wellbeing and impressive staff retention levels.
Best Employer for Training
This award is for employers whose commitment to employees’ professional development is evident through the training programmes they offer and particularly how their training programme/s help women in tech to up-skill and make them eligible for promotions and more senior opportunities.
As female representation in Brovanture has grown, we decided to start a women@brovanture (W@B) group in October 2022 to foster an open collaborative space for the female employees, and to empower women within Brovanture through skill development, opportunities and recognition of their work. We have also developed a W@B area of the company website to highlight contributions of women at Brovanture and encourage more women to join us. We have also published articles by female employees who have written about life at Brovanture – Lydia’s story and Sarah’s story.
We all have our fingers crossed now and hopefully representatives of our female staff will be picking up at least one of the Women in Tech Employer Awards on the night! If you would like to discuss our female employee programmes or are maybe looking for a new role in EPM consultancy please do make contact using the contact page on our website.
Until next time