On 28th June, around 50 of SThree clients attended our #MindtheGap event at The Telegraph. The event focused on the benefits and challenges of mentoring and was chaired by Jenny Kelly, Business Partner for Computer Futures, one of our ten specialist brands.
Earlier this year, our first Gender Pay Gap report showed an overall median gender pay gap among UK employees of 6.3%, which we are committed to reducing by improving the gender balance at senior level. Over the years, SThree have taken a number of initiatives, including mentoring as a way to support women across the business to reach their potential.
Vicky Morgan, Head of Diversity & Inclusion said: “When we set up the programme in 2014, only 15% of participants were women. In the last cohort, it has increased to over 40% so we still have a way to go but we are making progress in getting the gender balance right.”
Jo Abeyie, Managing Director of one of our brands, Hyden, explained how mentoring has been key throughout her whole career. “Mentoring can be used to attract, retain, develop and promote talent at all levels. I’ve had mentors throughout my career and I wouldn’t have got through half of it without them. If you don’t have a mentor, don’t be shy, ask someone you admire and, if you’re in a position to mentor – do it – you’ll learn a lot about yourself and find it very rewarding”.
If you’d like more information about #Mind the Gap or to participate in a future event, please contact Jenny Kelly at [email protected]