Through Getronics Women in Technology, the company aims to promote diversity by encouraging women to take up a leading role and become an example of encouragement within Getronics in particular and the ICT world in general.
London, UK & Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 2018 As a global player with clients from all over the world, all with different backgrounds, cultures and ideas, Getronics attaches great importance to promoting equal opportunities for all, to reflect the diversity of its customers among its employees.
Therefore, Getronics will be encouraging women, still a minority within the company, to pursue their ambitions and develop their full potential, in order to become role models for other young women worldwide who lack the information or references in an ICT world still mainly dominated by men.
“We know that human capital is the core of business success, and that diverse talent is the heart of innovation. Diversity is not just a buzz word. Differing perspectives and unique points of view are a vital force for growth. And, for our employees to truly represent the communities in which they live and work around the world, this means embracing difference,” emphasizes Deborah Exell, Global Head of Human Capital and Change at Getronics. “Our culture is founded on respect, integrity and transparency, and we act as we believe. Our diversity is visible. We foster challenges and differences and are looking to ensure that, wherever possible, we break down old barriers and hurdles to success. Everyone has a voice. We protect what is our harassment-free / bullying-free work environment and discrimination-free workplace; and ensure equal opportunities in hiring, training, promotions, benefits and compensation.”
To do so, the company has already outlined some practical measures, some of which are presently in place and some of which will be launched shortly. They will have an impact on the development of women within the enterprise in the short-, medium- and long-term. Among other activities, Getronics has put together a working group composed of role models within leadership to drive the initiative. Moreover, Regional Round Tables will be organized to get input into strategy and identify talent, develop a coaching program, emphasize women’s successes, participate in external events, engage with universities as well as organizations that value women, and produce a Women in Technology strategy to 2020.
“But we won’t stop there. Women in Technology must be seen as the first step in a broader frame aiming to promote inclusiveness for all genders, ages, ethnicities and beliefs,” explains Caroline Montgomery, Global Head of Engineering & Solutions at Getronics. “We see diversity as a strength and believe our company can only benefit from the richness that is inevitably connected to it.”
Getronics (getronics.com) is a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.
Our vision is to become the preferred partner in business transformation using technology and exceptional people, with a unique focus on happy clients by enabling happy employees. With nearly 9,000 employees in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America, Getronics’ Transformation portfolio brings a strong capability and expertise around Managed Workspace, Applications, Industry Specific Software Solutions, Multi-Cloud Management, Unified Communications and Security services to provide a proactive, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user business or consumer, in both public and private sector.
Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 110 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally.
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