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Women In Tech

just ​19% of people working in Technology in the uk are female

As a leading recruitment supplier of technology candidates, this statistic is something we are constantly aware of. We see daily how under-represented women are in the sector and we are doing our utmost to address this through promoting a positive change.

Cornwallis Elt is very proud of its work in this field and our dedicated Women in Technology (WIT) Leadership team who help support this agenda. Working both internally across the company and externally with our clients, they aim to support client driven and broader industry initiatives to engage with, attract and retain female talent within the workforce.

We are signatories of both the Tech Talent Charter and Tech She Can Charter in conjunction with PwC, as well as being members of APSCo Women in Recruitment and their Embracing Diversity programme. Our WIT promoters are frequently attending all kinds of relevant industry gatherings and working in collaboration with our clients to promote their own events, often hosting these on their behalf. 

Meet our WIT Leadership Team

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In the UK currently, only 19% of people

working in Technology are female.

we want to play our part in changing that

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working to improve our statistics

  • Since setting up our committee we have consistently increased our female placements since 2018 (21%).

  • For 2022 we hit 28% of our external placements being female, which is well above the UK average.

  • Our Consultant population is broadly a 50/50 split between males and females, nearly double the amount of females to the recruitment industry average.

  • Our top Billing and New Business Consultant in 2022 was a female.

  • Our Back and Middle Office teams are also evenly split. Often these are teams with a higher percentage of female staff.

  • We have been specifically engaged on search campaigns and delivered females into recent leadership hires including:

    • Head of Development at a leading Asset Manager.

    • Engineering Manager at a Market Data Provider.

    • Global Technology Director at a Digital Agency.