Open Square is delighted to join the Tech Talent Charter’s (TTC) commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of the UK Digital Strategy to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.
TTC is an initiative to collectively make a commitment for meaningful change to happen and spans start-ups to multi-nationals across all industries who employ or work with tech talent. Just 17% of tech/IT talent is female (Source: TTC) and with the much report digital skills gap reportedly to cost the UK £141bn in GDP growth (Source: Accenture via consultancy.uk), action is required.
TTC CEO Debbie Forster:
“It’s vital for the industry to come together as a whole to do more to show females that a career in technology is incredibly rewarding, to increase the number of females working within the industry, to attract people who are considering a career change, and to encourage younger generations to consider these careers from the word go. One single company can’t do it alone, which is why we’re asking organisations to pledge their support for the Tech Talent Charter and join us on our exciting journey. For more information please go to https://techtalentcharter.co.uk/”
Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP:
“A digital gender divide is unacceptable, which is why we’re working with industry to ensure that everyone has access to the exciting employment opportunities within our tech sector. To make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business we need the right workforce, and it’s great to see more organisations sign up to the Tech Talent Charter and improve diversity.”
Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention, as well as sharing best practice and bringing awareness to the wider market.
About Open Square
At Open Square, we teach organisations, leaders and teams how to succeed and scale in our changing world.
Our Vision and Values
We’ve seen the performance that is harnessed by openness, inclusion and partnership. We’ve seen the results when people find their spark. Our aim is to change how businesses work: one person, one team and one organisation at a time.
Achievement | Inclusiveness | Learning | Openness | Fun
Our values are core to our organisation and we align to Goal 4: Quality Education, within the United Nations Global Goals set in 2015. https://www.globalgoals.org/.