Increase transparency of opportunities for progression

Technology underpins Sky’s entertainment and communications business. But like the rest of the industry, the company has found it difficult to attract women into senior technology roles. To do this, Sky needed to create a level playing field by taking positive action to encourage women to move into senior roles.

Sky introduced a Women into Leadership programme, aimed at creating the strongest possible pipeline for promotion. This included a Get into Tech initiative comprising a 15-week part-time course (full-time and immersive for the first week) open both to external and internal candidates.

As a result of Sky’s programme, over 500 top leaders in the company are now women and 27 of the first 100 women to undergo the Get into Tech training succeeded in getting jobs in software development at Sky.

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