Gender diversity in technology has made progress but simply not enough. It’s a missed opportunity if we don’t have diverse thinking both for business and for women. It really is everyone’s responsibility to ensure we continue to challenge the status quo. We must build diverse talent for the immediate future and for the women who are our future leaders, those just starting their careers.Jo Garnett – Managing Director, Head of Corporate GTSM & WIT Europe Co-Chair, Barclays. Linkedin: Jo Garnett
Four women share their experiences of what it is like to be a female graduate in the banking sector.
How long have you been working at Barclays? And how did you find your path into the company?
I have been working at Barclays for a year and a half now after meeting some of the senior leadership team during the Grace Hopper Conference in 2019. I learned about the numerous opportunities and interviewed shortly after. Things fell into place, and after a couple of months, I started as a developer in Compliance Technology at Barclays.
What is it like working as a grad in a banking institution?
Like most people, I used to think of Barclays as a bank where people deposit money or take loans. But it’s so much more than that. There are many opportunities to work in fraud detection, market abuse and surveillance, among others that I didn’t even know existed in a bank. I have come across numerous people who are willing to go out of their way and help us grads kick-start our careers.
What relationships have impacted your career in technology?
I’m blessed to have some incredible mentors in this fast-paced industry. I have learned how to handle difficult situations, valuable technical concepts and tips and great advice about my career decisions.
“As a newly appointed co-deputy chair for Barclays Women in Technology Europe (WIT Europe), I am excited and privileged to meet fellow female technologists representing, sharing their experiences and inspiring diversity in the world of technology. Diversity and inclusion is not standalone, it must be core in how we live and what we do.”
RFTF Cloud Programme Manager, BarclaysLinkedin: Eva Turya
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