SharkNinja Operating LLC
Who are SharkNinja Operating LLC?
SharkNinja is devoted to developing 5-star consumer rated products that make life easier in the home, from award-winning vacuums to innovative and sophisticated kitchen appliances. Pioneers in advanced floor care solutions and revolutionary household appliances, SharkNinja provides today’s consumer with an unrivalled standard of world class and desirable products that enhance their busy lifestyle. SharkNinja utilises engineering bases in Boston, London and China to create a 24-hour non-stop design cycle, rapidly bringing new ideas to market to immediately meet emerging market trends.
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are SharkNinja involved in?
SharkNinja’s UK subsidiary has launched an initiative, WE Lead. WE Lead was born in the firm’s Boston office and the parallel programme in London runs with the objective of being a social and professional network for women across the company. Consisting of internal panel events, talks and clinics, the objectives of WE Lead are to provide a social and professional network for female employees at SharkNinja and put them in positions at the forefront of the business. WE Lead aims to directly tackle the main gender equality issues surrounding women in STEM. The initiative spreads awareness of the wealth of career options and various avenues to get into STEM externally by providing community engagement with students at the school level to open the possibilities of the industry to girls at a young age and education for their male classmates on the role they also play in increasing the number of women in STEM. SharkNinja WE Lead members also offer portfolio and resume mentorship to women in University who are seeking to begin their career in the industry.
Why did SharkNinja join WISE?
“SharkNinja is proud to champion women in STEM in a variety of technology and engineering roles on our team. From battery, motorized, and heated floorcare and kitchen appliances, our diversity offers many opportunities. We are committed to growing female representation in the workforce and honoured to embrace the WISE mission to achieve this through our membership. We hope to both support WISE initiatives and benefit from association with the WISE community. We look forward to working together to build an increase in women across all STEM industries and nurture a growth in the number of girls interested in STEM studies empowering them to ultimately pursue careers in the industry.”
– Lauren McMullan, General Manager, London