At Sopra Steria we are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, fairly treated and respected. So, it goes without saying, that we want to improve and support gender balance across all of the industries we work with. We have recently joined the Women in Rail ED&I Charter, which seeks to support gender diversity and equality within the UK rail sector. We are delighted to support this charter as it closely aligns with our values and goals of improving gender balance and having equal opportunities for women in the workplace.
Improving female representation is a key pillar of our diversity and inclusion strategy where we are committed to seeking greater diversity in recruitment and selection, doing more to nurture and grow our existing talent pool and promoting and inclusive culture where we can all thrive.
Women in Rail who launched the Charter was initially created to improve diversity in the UK rail industry through providing networking opportunities and support for all women within the sector, encourage undertakings and stakeholders to adopt diversity as a business strategy and devising initiatives aimed at positioning rail as an attractive career choice for all. The Charter will further enhance their mission to champion equality, diversity, and inclusion in the UK railway industry.
“The rail industry has worked hard in the last few years to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within its workforce. In these challenging times, it is important we strengthen these EDI efforts to ensure we attract and harness the skills, knowledge and insight from men and women representing all parts of our society and our customers”. Women in Rail Founder and Director Adeline Ginn MBE
The Charter involves several key commitments which we already have in place within our organisation, which is why becoming signatories of the charter is a great fit for us. We are committed to reducing the gender pay gap, improving gender balance at all levels and offering a workplace where colleagues are valued as individuals and where everyone can reach their full potential.
Our Women’s Inclusive Network is just one example how we support female representation and inclusivity within our workplace. The network, open to all, provides our people the opportunity to engage with positive role models in our business, and strive to be positive role models to others. As well as a forum to provide constructive feedback on gender diversity and women's experiences.