Covéa Insurance signs up to Tech She Can Charter

29th October 2019

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Tech She Can Charter.

The Charter is uniting businesses from all industries to close the gender gap and increase the number of women employed in technology based roles.  According to PwC¹, only 3% of females say a career in tech is their first choice, and only 16% of females have had technology suggested to them as a career, compared to 33% of males. 

Covéa Insurance has pledged to support the Charter by sharing best practice and experiences of women in tech roles within their business to inspire young women to consider tech careers.  The company will also work with PwC to develop technology toolkits for schools across the UK to educate both pupils and teachers about opportunities available.

Matthew Metcalfe, Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition, at Covéa Insurance, said:

"We’re delighted to be joining forces with PwC, along with signatories from other industries, to tackle under-representation of women working in tech.  This is a fantastic initiative to address a challenge that is not unique to insurance. Digital technology will play a major part in the future growth and success of most businesses, including ours, and we want to ensure that access to tech-based career opportunities is fully inclusive. This is an important D&I commitment that contributes to creating a great working environment where talent can thrive, irrespective of gender."

More about the Tech She Can Charter and its aims on the PwC website here: https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/women-in-technology/tech-she-can-charter.html

¹https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/women-in-technology/time-to-close-the-gender-gap.html

 

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance were named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.  They were also recipients of the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards.  They also received the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.  They are currently shortlisted for 4 Insurance Times Awards.

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