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Women in tech

At PwC, it's our mission to empower, educate and mentor women as they develop their careers in technology

  • 78%

    of students can't name a famous woman working in technology.

  • 16%

    of women had a career in technology suggested to them as opposed to 33% of men.

  • 5%

    of leadership positions in the tech sector are held by women.

  • 3%

    of women say a career in technology is their first choice.

Technology is changing the world. We need to help cultivate an inclusive tech world where women of all backgrounds have a role to play.

According to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, less than 25% of STEM jobs in Ireland are filled by women. A lack of female role models is reinforcing the perception that a technology career isn't for them. Over a quarter of female students say they are not interested in pursuing a career in technology as it's too male-dominated.

Creating a network for future leaders

At PwC, we champion the growth and development of women in the technology industry both internally and externally.

We are committed to empowering our women professionally and personally to help drive real change. Through our unique combination of business and technology services, women working in technology at PwC can develop as strong leaders, add value to their teams and their clients, and achieve their individual career goals.

Our Women in Tech (WiT) network spans the entire globe, including Ireland, the UK, US, Canada, Germany and Belgium. Since starting the group in the UK in 2014, technology teams have seen the number of women increase from 15% to 31%. We share insights and learnings across the PwC territories.

The PwC Ireland Women in Tech network was launched in November 2019. Since then, we have grown our network to over 300 women and men.

An illustrative graphic: female leaders displaying multiple skills in between rows of multi-coloured female symbols.

Our commitment to technology and female talent

We are committed to leveraging technology to build our future. To do that, we're investing in our people with a $3 billion digital upskilling programme for our entire global workforce. We're building skill sets and capabilities that will elevate our firm's commercial success, and have a positive impact on our society. Here in PwC Ireland, we're on a journey towards a more creative, dynamic, digitally enabled firm. By doing this, we will provide training and a support network that makes PwC a great place for women in technology to work.


The pillars of Women in Tech

The WiT initiative focuses on four key pillars to help drive and reach our goals.

Advance

Develop a diverse leadership structure for the future by

  • Developing and strengthening the Women in Tech network within PwC
  • Levelling the playing field for progression of talented females within technology in PwC
  • Ensuring PwC is an attractive place for female talent
  • Continuing to obtain support and endorsement from PwC leadership and encouraging male allies to support and get involved

Develop

Create an environment in which the natural skills and talents of female employees can develop, by:

  • Encouraging continuous career development within the firm
  • Sharing knowledge and experience within the Women in Tech network
  • Sharing material from online empowerment networks
  • Supporting and promoting unconscious bias training within PwC

Retain

Retain our senior female talent to create role models and inspire junior colleagues to progress by:

  • Supporting mentorship for women in technology roles
  • Hosting regular networking events and lean-in circles

Attract

Make PwC a more attractive place for women in technology to work by:

  • Running targeted recruitment campaigns to attract experienced applicants, graduates and interns
  • Ensuring new joiners are invited to join the Women in Tech network and meet lots of like minded colleagues through our networking events


Our Women in Tech team

Lead for the Women in Tech network in PwC Ireland. Senior Manager in Technology Consulting.

Co-founder of the Women in Tech network in PwC Ireland. Senior Associate in Technology Consulting.

Communications lead for the Women in Tech network in PwC Ireland. Senior Associate in Digital Consulting.

Senior Associate in Technology Consulting.

Manager in Technology Consulting.

Manager in Corporate Finance.

Senior Associate in Data Analytics Assurance.

Senior Manager in Data Analytics Consulting.

Senior Associate in IT.

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David Lee

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 6455

Alana Storan

Senior Manager, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 5618

Rachel Power

Senior Manager, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 7884

Niamh Carroll

Senior Manager, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 7471

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