#Balanceforbetter – International Women’s Day 2019

By Hannah Scarffe and Hannah Wild, PDMS on 8th March 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we embarked on championing women in IT and here at PDMS, acknowledging the importance of gender equality within the workplace. 

With this in mind, we investigated the role of gender balance within PDMS. 

  • 30% of our board are female (Joanne Pontee – Marketing Director, Kerry Kelly – Finance Director and Jayne Hartley – Production Director) whereas in the UK, according to The Guardian female directorship sits between 6-9%
  • 27% of PDMS staff are female whereas in the UK IT sector, according to Recruitment International females make-up 17% of all employees

At PDMS, we employ people based on their skill and suitability for the role not based on their gender. We are proud that while we are not quite equal, PDMS is out-performing industry average and we believe in the future PDMS will become even more balanced.

To mark the occasion, we spoke with some of our colleagues about the topic of gender equality and inclusivity in the workplace: