Technology recruit train deploy organisation Sparta Global extends its Academy operation with the launch of Sparta’s Athena Academy for women in technology
Sparta Global has today announced the launch of its Athena Academy, an all-women technology training and careers stream.
Sparta Global was founded in 2014 to help close the digital skills gap in the UK, and now attracts, trains, and delivers emerging business and technology talent for more than 100 organisations. Despite successfully building a diverse “Spartan’ consultant community that is 31% women, contributing to gender parity across the wider technology ecosystem is an important mission. According to government-funded growth network Tech Nation, nearly three million people, or 9% of the UK workforce, are employed in the UK tech industry. Just 26% of those in the tech workforce are women.
Sparta’s Athena Academy provides women of all experience levels with an alternative path into technology:
“While we have thousands of fantastic women Spartans and alumni who have come through the Sparta Global Academy, we know there are some who see training and working in a male-dominated industry as too daunting to explore,” says Sparta Global CEO, David Rai. “Sparta’s Athena Academy is about empowering more women through technology, giving them the opportunity to learn alongside female peers and inspiring role models in a supportive and safe space that will push the limits of their potential.
The UK technology industry needs women to meet the needs of society and it is our hope that our Athena Academy will give more women the opportunity to positively impact our clients with fresh thinking, diverse perspectives, and passions.”
You can read more about Sparta’s Athena Academy here.
You can view a video with our first cohort of Athena Spartans here.