Levelling the field in our tech community

Posted on 27 March 2018 at 2:32 PM by Roxanne Chand

In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving gender parity by 2025. Striving hard to accomplish this, we have launched our latest campaign #becausewhynot with the aim to attract more female Residential Field Technicians into our business. #becausewhynot is a pilot scheme which, has initially been launched in four locations around the country – Cardiff, Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Flitwick in Bedfordshire – with the aspiration to roll out nationally if it’s successful.  We have no...

The importance of embracing diversity and inclusion

Posted on 14 March 2018 at 12:00 AM by Amelia Mansell

We caught up with Amelia Mansell, Head of Lightning Business Architecture and Data Analytics, who shared with us the great things about working for Virgin Media, what it's like to be a woman in a telecommunications company and the importance of gender equality. Here's what Amelia had to say:  Can you tell me about your role?  I currently lead the Process, Data and Insight team within the Lightning Division (the part of our business which is growing our network to reach more homes across...

It's everyone's responsibility to achieve gender equality

Posted on 8 March 2018 at 9:33 AM by Michelle King

Here at Virgin Media we have so many amazing, strong and empowered women helping our business thrive. We caught up with Michelle King, Director, Corporate Development and Strategy for Virgin Media Business, who shared with us what it's like to be a woman in Virgin Media, the importance of gender equality and how you can have a successful career in Virgin Media.  Here's what Michelle had to say: Can you tell me about your role? (What you do, how long you’ve been doing it and what you enjoy...

Being a woman is a powerful thing, especially in Business!

Posted on 7 March 2018 at 5:02 PM by Emily Sowden

Celebrating International Women's Day is so important to us here at Virgin Media. As we stated in our Gender Pay Gap report, we believe in gender equality and are proud to say that our long-term goal is to achieve 50/50 gender parity by 2025. Today, we caught up with Emily Sowden to talk about her career within Virgin Media Business, gender equality and what #PressforProgress means to her.  Here's what she had to say:  How long have you been with the business? Almost 2 and half years! I...

Closing the gender pay gap at Virgin Media

Posted on 7 March 2018 at 2:51 PM by Roxanne Chand

  At Virgin Media, we are committed to addressing gender representation in our workplace. We believe in creating job opportunities for everyone regardless of gender. We want a diverse and gender balanced workforce, one that reflects the customers, and communities we serve. Our gender balance at present is 29% women and 71% male. In order to reduce gender imbalance, there needs to be a renewed focus on gender equality. Our aim is to create an evenly gender balanced workforce by identifyi...