Darktrace partners with WISE to promote girls in STEM

Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defence, has announced that it is proud to join WISE, a social enterprise which works to promote the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Spearheaded by two female CEOs, 40 per cent of Darktrace’s employees are women. Darktrace is collaborating with WISE to inspire more girls to consider STEM careers, and increase their awareness of the exciting future roles available in technology.

Helen Wollaston, CEO, WISE, commented: “Darktrace is not only challenging conventions with its innovative technology, but also the number of women it employs. By demonstrating the value that women bring to technical, engineering and mathematical roles, Darktrace sets the bar for other technology companies. We are delighted to have Darktrace’s support, helping us to inspire girls and their parents in the race to get more young women excited about a career in science, engineering and technology.”

Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace, commented: “We are delighted to sponsor WISE and help encourage more girls and women to pursue STEM subjects, and careers in technology. The UK’s science and technology sector is second to none, and at Darktrace we are proud to set an example for the next generation of women considering roles in our industry, from software engineers and cyber analysts, to salespeople and marketers.”

About WISE

Founded in 1984, WISE is a Leeds based non-profit community interest company. WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  All its revenue comes from membership fees and sponsorship. It has over 200 member organisations.

Its activities include:

  • Sharing insight and knowledge about the causes of and solutions to gender imbalance in STEM in the UK, from classroom to boardroom.
  • Collaborating and connecting WISE members (individuals and organisations) to be the leaders, role models and champions of gender balance in science, technology and engineering.
  • Amplifying impact through inspirational events and campaigns.

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