13 Nov 2018 by Andrea D'Ambrosio
Let’s talk about our people!
Want to learn more about our incredibly quirky and unique tech company? Read here for our career opportunities and to learn more about Quadrotech.
Right now, we are amongst the minority of women working in the tech industry, just 17% of those working in technology in the UK are female, which is similar in the US at -20%. Quadrotech seamlessly accommodates for everyone and offers equal opportunities, regardless of gender. As a rapidly growing company, our leadership team (which has women too!) recognizes the need to hire and grow smart people and build a diverse, inclusive workforce. Here are just a few of the ways that we celebrate and encourage women in technology at Quadrotech.
Across the Development, Marketing, Sales teams, and more, there are currently 31 women working at Quadrotech. Our CTO, set up our own channel in Microsoft Teams named the “QuadroWomen” (this plays on a naming convention we’ve built up in our community, we also have a “Quadropets” channel and common hashtags posted on social media include #Quadrofam or #Quadroteam). On the QuadroWomen channel, content suggestions include: sharing experiences both good and bad, asking questions, calling out challenges you’re facing in the industry, sharing information or building someone up in our community. Nevertheless, our channel has become so much more than just this because we share charitable initiatives, interesting articles, memes (of course), book recommendations, events we’ve attended and more. It’s also a warm way of introducing new starters who are women to the company, as no matter who you are, or what gender you are, it can be extremely daunting when entering a new company.
In our Fargo Office, the “QuadroWomen”, as well as some honorary male team members, participated in a clothing collection initiative for the Jeremiah’s Leadership Program. There are currently more than 2,300 single mothers living in poverty in Fargo, so the Jeremiah’s Leadership Program seeks to do anything they can to help them. Steph Eddy, the organizer of this astounding initiative, asked colleagues to donate warm winter clothes for the children and work clothes for the women attending interviews. Steph then delivered the clothes down to the Microsoft Office in Fargo where they were dispensed to the charity. We pride ourselves on developing a company culture that is caring and supportive, there is always someone who can help. So, it came to no surprise when Steph was inundated with clothes for donation. As we are a global company, not everyone was able to participate, however, our people were shipping their clothes over from destinations like Switzerland to see where they could help. I like to think those clothes have found their way to ambitious women now sitting at a desk like many of us.
Our ‘QuadroWomen’ have also been fortunate enough to attend ground-breaking events discussing women in technology. Our HR Advisor, Anita Sawhney attended the Ada Lovelace Day conference run by Nationwide Building Society in the UK. Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). All of which have exceptionally low study rates by women at universities, some as low as 15%. Anita shared her experiences with us on the QuadroWomen Teams channel and reported that the day had an inspiring and powerful agenda.
These are the three big lessons that Anita took away from the event:
As mentioned previously we are always looking for smart, dynamic people to join our company. At Quadrotech, we are passionate about our people, whether you’re technically-minded and interested in joining our Software or Support teams, or perhaps your skills are more suited to the commercial side of our business. Whatever the position, you’ll be joining the market-leader for Office 365 migration and management solutions.
See our current opportunities here.