We are building a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive
Alex Cresswell, CEO & Chairman, Thales UK
Across the board, the defence, civil, engineering and technology sectors need to do more to attract women into STEM careers. We need to retain and enable them to reach their full potential, which in turn will support the goal of improving representation at all levels of the organisation.
In support of our ambitions, on International Women’s Day this year we’re launching Thales in the UK’s nationwide network, We in Thales (WiTH). The aim of the network will be to empower and engage our people to increase gender diversity within Thales in the UK, grounded in the values of commitment, open-mindedness and authenticity and involving all genders with our One Team, One Thales ethos that promotes solidarity and cooperation at every level.
At Thales in the UK, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is more collaborative, innovative and better at solving our customers’ complex problems. Our aspiration is to provide a genuinely respectful and inclusive environment for all of our employees that embraces differences and allows everyone to be their best and authentic self.
It is a business priority for Thales in the UK to increase the number of women in our organisation, including those in senior management positions, so that we can better reflect the wider society in which we operate.
I'm proud to be an engineer by trade and I know what a fantastic career it can be. I'm determined that Thales in the UK will be a place where everyone can see themselves working as part of a successful and inclusive team.
At Thales in the UK, we #ChoseToChallenge stereotypes that women cannot thrive in our sector and I look forward to our new network supporting colleagues in delivering that ambition.