Our Company Equality and diversity
The Harvey Nash Group fully supports the aims of the UK Equalities Act 2010. We believe equality and diversity are necessary for:
Individuals: everyone has the right to be treated fairly and be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
The economy: a competitive economy requires successful organisations to draw on all the available talents and ability
Society: a more equal society offers more stability in the long term which is attractive to business
Harvey Nash not only ensures that employment decisions are made consistent with equal opportunities legislation in each country, but also actively encourages diversity consciousness among its management, staff and clients. Due consideration is also given to the recruitment, promotion, training and working environment of all staff including those with disabilities.
Founded in 2008, the Inspire board network provides an intimate environment for executive and non-executive board-level women to exchange ideas and experiences with their peers. Our membership has grown to over 4,000 and stretches from the U.S. to Europe to Asia. Each year Inspire hosts events in each of its global locations.
Launched in partnership with Inspire, Aspire is a global network for senior level executive women who have aspirations to be the board leaders of the future. Through our mentoring scheme with Inspire members, and our thought leadership and events programme we help women take the next step in their careers.
Women in Tech
Women are still under-represented in the information technology field, yet the changing role of the CIO demands the ability to manage multiple details, soft skills such as collaboration and communication, and leadership traits such as influence, innovation and entrepreneurship - all hallmark traits of the female worker.
Social deterrents exist that prevent women from entering IT, such as a lack of female role models, negative stereotypes of programming and technology jobs and a perceived 'geek' culture that is not appealing to young women. Harvey Nash believes we will achieve a notable shift by increasing awareness among hiring teams of the viability and impact that women offer for IT department success.