So, let’s look at the statistics. Gender diversity in the AV industry is low, with approximately just 25% women working in technology. Despite this, there has been an encouraging shift in the UK that strives to place 1 million women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by next year – championing females to begin a STEM career in these sectors.
All a promising start for the rising movement of women in AV, but how long to go before we are in a holistically diverse industry? Encouraging women to explore STEM careers or through initiatives like the Athena SWAN Charter designed to encourage more children from school to take up related subjects. If schools can demonstrate how these particular subjects can lead to so much more than the obvious options, more might feel inclined to try them. It’s an exciting prospect.
Ann Pickard commented, "Women in key roles from business management, sales, engineering and director roles - I’m incredibly proud of what all the women representing Visavvi have achieved so far. We would truly welcome anyone into our already diverse team.’’