Celebrating women in tech, and leadership

05 March 2021

Creating a diverse workforce, challenging gender bias and inequality

To celebrate international women’s day, Netpremacy wanted to highlight the rising number of women in tech and to shine a light on some of the great things happening to keep this number growing. 

Every year our teams make a conscious effort to talk about, raise awareness, and celebrate the women in the tech community. There are so many initiatives happening across the country to make tech more accessible for women and with a spike in tech jobs sweeping the nation as we become more digital we wanted to raise awareness of opportunities available to anyone, no matter their gender. 

Last year we joined forces with Google, and local Leeds influencers, to raise awareness of women in tech, how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go. Topics such as how to work your way up in tech and how to celebrate your achievements (an important lesson for everyone to learn) came up. You can see last year’s webinar here.

This year, to continue to raise awareness, we have teamed up with Wellington Place to support the “choose to challenge” campaign. This campaign is to empower people to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

Look out for our team’s faces to be included on the “choose to challenge” collage on their website. 

Leading from the front 

women in tech

As Netpremacy continues to thrive and grow as a business, so do our teams. This month we are very excited to welcome a new member to our leadership team. We are looking forward, as our team expands, to have a female in leadership and to see how this new role will evolve. 

Gillian Sharma, Head of Marketing says:

‘I’m delighted to join the team at Netpremacy and build on the work we’re already doing to encourage women into tech roles. I’ve worked in tech for over a decade and I’ve been incredibly lucky to work with several amazing women who’ve encouraged and inspired me, so I hope I can do the same for others.

‘Tech is such an exciting sector to be in and Leeds is a great place for it, especially as a woman! From inspiring female leaders (Zandra Moore, Anna Sutton and more) to groups (Lean In Leeds, Empowering Women with Technology, WILD), there’s a real sense of community, connection and genuine warmth. Despite the knockbacks we’ve suffered from Covid, I’m hopeful that together we can grow female representation in our sector.’ 

Recruitment at Netpremacy

Netpremacy has a number of roles available to both men and women, and actively encourages applicants to come forward. We celebrate individuality and strive to always work towards becoming a more inclusive workplace. Visit our careers page to unlock your next career step.