We partner with STEM organisations, clients, industry bodies and community groups and individuals to support the progression of women in STEM and help women reach their potential.
By empowering women to access roles and promotions in STEM we will create a more diverse and successful community across the globe.
In 2022, our Breaking The Glass program, encompassed 20 learning and networking events (see examples below) for aspiring and existing women in STEM. With 33 industry leaders speaking on panels, we provided women with knowledge, insights and skills on topics related to STEM, personal development, and career progression. In total, these events attracted 943 participants, most of whom were women.
Key BTG events
Girl Develop IT
BTG partnered with Girl Develop IT (GDI) to supercharge potential and unbox careers for women in the Business Intelligence and Data fields. The participants benefitted from insights and knowledge gained during ‘Résumé Reviews’, ‘Interview Preparation’, ‘Meet the Pros’ and ‘Recruiter Q&A’ sessions. As a result, GDI was able to attract 50 new members, all with ambition to build a more equitable and confident workforce of women in STEM.
The Women in Cable Tech (WICT) Network
In 2022, we expanded our relationship with the WICT Network by becoming their ‘Women in STEM’ partner and teaming up with both the WICT Rocky Mountain and Carolinas Chapters. Through this partnership with Specialist Staffing Group, the WICT Network were able to provide support to Girls Who Code, WICT Network’s Tech It Out, The Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship, The WICT Network PAR Initiative, Women’s TechConnect and The Women in Technology Award.
Supporting Women in Climate Careers
This year, BTG also partnered with two ‘Women in climate careers’ groups: Women in Cleantech + Sustainability and New England Women in Energy & the Environment. Our climate-focused program this year reached 86 professionals and helped address both representation of women in STEM but also the green skills gap.
“We are here to support, guide, and advocate for every candidate in our Breaking the Glass program and Girl Develop IT network. I look forward to seeing what the future holds with our partnership and how we will positively impact lives together.” - Susan Mire Associate Manager at Specialist Staffing Group
Read more insights
Engineering skills aren’t really changing but job titles are
Yves Urban asks whether changing traditional job titles could attract more people to the engineering industry.
Summary of findings
Dive into the attitudes and expectations of STEM professionals as they try and make sense of our rapidly changing working environment.
Why hourly rates for tech contractors are still rising
Long-established sectors like banking and energy are snapping up IT professionals as digital transformation accelerates
How companies can capitalize on the global megatrends
Three key areas of focus that can make firms attracting more STEM talent these days
Five global megatrends fueling STEM recruitment
Demand for STEM talent is on the rise, but what is driving the increase?
What will developers do with 40% more time?
Developers are set to get a lot of time back when AI writes the boring and repetitive code
Will the rise of contracting continue?
Our research shows that contracting continues to grow in popularity, but will temporary roles soon outnumber permanent ones? Explore what...
Flexible staffing solutions for challenging times
Companies increasingly want to staff projects with on-demand and agile STEM skills, during tough times employers want flexible options. F...
How contractors can thrive in a recession
A new generation of STEM professionals are turning their backs on permanent positions as contracting becomes more popular, find out why...