Bright Network were delighted to be invited to be a part of Atos’ Changing Face of Technology event on 1st November. This event is just one of many exciting initiatives that Atos are running in the diversity and inclusion space. Atos continue to be at the forefront of championing diversity, making it an ideal place to start a career for students from all backgrounds.
The Together Network (celebrating multiculturalism) and AtosAspire (gender network) hosted a joint workshop in the London office called The Changing Face of Technology. The event aimed to encourage female students of a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background and facilitate discussions around a career in the technology sector. Around 20 students from London universities joined them, along with Atos employees who shared their experiences as leading professionals within the organisation. The event allowed employees and delegates alike to meet and build a valuable network of individuals engaged within the technology sector.
Bright Network’s RPO Business Development Manager, Johnson Adeyanju, delivered a masterclass on how to utilise social media to build a strong online presence. This was one of several skills sessions delivered to the attendees during the evening, aimed at encouraging more females to apply to Atos’ wide-ranging technology opportunities.
Kemi Iyaniwura, co-chair of the Together Network, said: "The event was the first time we have come together with another network and its success demonstrates the importance of intersectionality in diversity and inclusion work. It was fantastic to meet such inspiring and exciting women, and I look forward to following their successes on the mentoring scheme."
The event also served as the launch of a new, exclusive mentorship program, and delegates were given the opportunity to join. Over the next four workshops they will engage in structured sessions with their mentors to support applications in the ever-changing field of technology and receive vital workplace skills.
Charmaine Au, Psychology student from City, University of London, said about the event:
“Thank you so much Atos and all the amazing staff that took time out for this event. It was such an enriching experience and I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.”
Atos run a number of events throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled for a chance to gain an insight into a world-leading IT-services firm. To view their current graduate and internship opportunities, click here.
For more information on the Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at Atos, please click here.