Girls Network has a mission to empower young females from the least advantaged communities, and this year, mentors at Alexander Mann Solutions will be supporting 15 girls aged 14-19 across the UK through the transformational 12 months Mentoring Programme.
Today, women make up 55% of the executive committee and senior directors, and 72% of the total workforce at Alexander Mann Solutions. This diverse workforce, along with strong partnerships, allows it to help its clients become more inclusive of female talent and promote gender equality.
Over the last year, the global talent acquisition and management specialist has partnered with several organisations that help inspire and support women in the workplace and is actively involved in the progression of women in STEM.
Alexander Mann Solutions supports PWC’s Tech She Can Charter, which is a commitment by organisations to work together to promote gender equality by increasing the number of women working in tech in the UK. It aims to tackle the root cause of the problem at a societal level by inspiring and educating young girls and women to get into tech careers and sharing best practice across the organisations involved.
The firm has also been partnering since 2016 with Recruit for Spouses, a company dedicated to connecting UK Armed Forces’ spouses with companies that provide flexible and meaningful work.
Alexander Mann Solutions reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality in the workplace on International Women’s Day by reflecting on the great work of the organisations it partners with.
Rosaleen Blair, the founder and Chair of Alexander Mann Solutions, said: “Over the last few years we have seen some progress; however, real change has been slow for the majority of women and girls in the world. According to the United Nations, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Firms like ours and those mentioned previously are helping to change this, by guiding and encouraging people to do more.
“The partner organisations we support are truly making a difference for women and girls and actively addressing the bias which exists in the workplace. Thanks to these organisations, women in the UK and around the world have access to the resources needed to enhance their skills and propel their careers. We are proud that our partners are taking positive action to ensure that #EachforEqual is a reality for women and not just a hashtag.”
International Women’s Day
Commenting on the importance of International Women’s Day, Janine Chidlow, Managing Director at Alexander Mann Solutions, said: “It’s fantastic to see businesses come together for International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women across all areas of society. At Alexander Mann Solutions, we support this day, and equal opportunities for both genders, by actively choosing to challenge stereotypes, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements everywhere.
“We partner with valuable organisations like The Girl’s Network and Recruit for Spouses because it’s crucial to us that we are doing all we can to create a gender-equal world.”