Festival of Sourcing - Women in Sourcing 

Has the move to remote working had a detrimental effect on Women’s mental health? Have we undone years of progression towards gender equality? Our powerhouse panel of phenomenal females share their stories of challenges throughout their career and share how they are bringing more women into the tech world.


Kerry Hallard,

CEO of the GSA

Tara McGeehan,

President of UK and Australian Operations and Member of the Group's Executive at CGI

Debra Maxwell, 

CEO of Arvato CRM Solutions UK

It’s time to close the gender gap.

According to a Women in Tech Study undertaken by PwC, only 3% of females say a career in technology is their first choice, with only 27% claiming they would even consider a career in the tech industries.

This is due to a lack of female role models in the sector; women aren’t given enough information on what working in the sector involves and most women don’t see the industry as an option for them. This gap becomes apparent from a young age, through school and carries on through women’s lives. How can we bring more women into business and make the STEM industries more attractive?

Further studies have shown that the progression towards gender equality in the workplace has been undone by the move to remote working. According to Forbes, 1 in 4 women are looking to step down from senior roles or leave their career path completely, as a result of taking on domestic and caregiving responsibilities whilst working from home. With so many roles to juggle, many women are on the verge of a burnout.

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