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October 2014 edition: Improving gender balance

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Improving gender balance

Improving gender balance

Our Technology Division is working to increase representation of women in an industry that traditionally struggles to recruit female talent. 

To improve gender balance, Technology has introduced initiatives related to recruitment and flexibility, such as more job sharing and part-time work. While we still have a way to go, we are making progress.  In the past year, 41 per cent of vacancies in Technology Retail, Commercial and Wealth were filled by women, and women in management positions rose from 33 per cent to 42 per cent.

We are also targetting students through a work experience program that gives them firsthand experience in how we use technology. The response from participants in these programs has been positive.

Alistair Currie, our Chief Operating Officer, said: “There are many opportunities and an incredible breadth of roles in technology. And we’ll see more women in these roles if we can show them early that it’s a great career option.”

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