Today is Ada Lovelace – a day to celebrate the first computer programmer (who just so happened to be a female, by the way!) – and it is also a day for FDM to celebrate a one year anniversary for its Women in IT Campaign.
Since launching the campaign FDM claims to have seen an increase in female staff. For example female office-based staff has risen from 37% in January to 49% in October.
The number of female consultants out in the field has gone up to 18% in October from 13% in January. As a whole FDM has 23% of employees that are female. The industry average currently stands at 14.4%.
Part of the campaign includes FDM’s Female Champion initiative, which enables women at the company to have a mentor, if they wish. FDM now has 17 Female Champions based in the UK, Frankfurt, US and Hong Kong.
You can find more information about the campaign here.