How to get more women into IT roles

JP Morgan is a leading example and award winner for helping redress the gender imbalance in the tech sector.
By: | January 6, 2020
Topics: DE&I | News | Recruitment | Singapore

For the first time, the Women in IT Awards have been expanded to celebrate women in technology in Singapore among a host of major venues including London, New York, Ireland and Silicon Valley.

Organised by business technology site Information Age, the Women in IT Awards tackle detrimental gender stereotypes in the tech industry by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector.

Sophia Leung, Chief Information Officer for J.P. Morgan in APAC, said that throughout the employee life cycle—from hiring and on-boarding to career progression and development—managers play a key role in ensuring positive outcomes for employees.

One initiative JP Morgan is proud of is Women on the Move (WOTM), a global, firm-wide initiative that provides access to tools that enable the successful development, advancement and retention of women. WOTM also gives women the opportunity to learn first-hand from senior women who are driving and leading the business.

Speaking to award sponsors Hays, Leung said: ‘’Diversity has been built into how we do business: Creating and promoting diverse and inclusive teams within our businesses is a key objective for all managers and since it’s regarded as so, it’s therefore tracked like all other business objectives’’.

JP Morgan recruitment teams work in collaboration with businesses and functions to ensure that a diverse slate of candidates is considered for all roles. In spaces where diverse talent is not robust, its corporate teams create and deploy alternate pipelines, encouraging and building out learning paths and opportunities.