Liberty IT receives Bronze Diversity Charter Mark
Friday, September 20, 2019
Liberty IT, the Belfast and Dublin-based technology arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has been acknowledged for their commitment to advancing gender diversity in the workplace, receiving the Bronze Diversity Charter Mark.
We are so pleased to have achieved this award, which is an important recognition of the work undertaken to date, and which establishes where we want to be in the future based on three initiatives:
- increasing the number of applications by female students
- recruitment and training for women returning to work, and
- pre- and post-maternity mentoring.
Female applications rising
Dianne Gallagher, Talent Operations Manager at Liberty IT, said, “It is well known that the proportion of females in STEM roles is significantly lower than that of males, so the importance of attracting, developing and engaging female applications (whether internal or external) has never been more important. The commitments we made for the Diversity Charter Mark allow Liberty IT to focus on the development and promotion of female applicants both into and within the business.”
Receiving the Diversity Mark also highlights our ongoing work on diversity across the organisation – from our presence at Belfast Pride to our work through Women in Tech and STEM working groups, Code First Girls, and our sponsorship of this year’s Belfast IT Girls at Belfast Metropolitan College.
Christine White, Head of Diversity Mark NI commented, “We are delighted to award Liberty IT with a Bronze Diversity Charter Mark today. They within their application have shown a real commitment to implementing inclusive growth and cultural shifts within the workplace.
“The Charter has enabled organisations to identify and reflect on institutional barriers facing women and minorities, which impact progression on the career ladder. Through this, organisations have also taken steps to progress the overall diversity and equality agenda and improve the working environment for everyone.”