Sparta Global pledges support for UN Women Empowerment

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LONDON, 23rd, OCTOBER 2020:  Sparta Global – a technology services company focussed on attracting, training and delivering the UK’s top business and technology professionals – today announces it is a signatory of the UN Women Empowerment Principles. Sparta Global joins companies including Lego, Sainsbury’s, Deloitte UK, Royal Bank of Scotland and many more organisations across the globe.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. By joining the WEPs community, Sparta Global is committing to championing this agenda at the highest levels of the company, to foster business practices that empower women and effect change in the wider IT industry.

Some of the ways Sparta Global is already driving equal opportunities in technology:

  • Investing in a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) function to support inclusive hiring and training within our company and help our clients to foster change
  • Partnering with D&I forums such as; Code First:Girls, Codebar and the Tech Talent Charter to host free tech workshops and encourage more women to launch IT careers
  • Working with 70+ universities - running panel sessions and workshops to provide access to role models and foster technical literacy amongst students from all backgrounds
  • Hosting Women in Tech and social mobility-focused panels, tech talks and external speakers - as well as community-based events such as You Equal Tech
  • Delivering funded technology training so our hires can develop the fundamental skills they need to thrive in their careers - irrespective of background or previous experience
  • Assigned individuals to roles with FTSE 100 companies and helped launch tech careers

23% of our tech staff are women, 53% from BAME background and 42% are the first individuals in their families to attend University