Advisers are “getting braver about...calling out our clients” who act inappropriately towards female consultants, a partner at PwC told a tech industry event in east London today.
The partnership at PwC gets “incensed” when client chief executives shout at female partners, said Mads Thompson, who leads the the professional services firm’s technology consulting business in the UK.
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Thompson made the comments at an event marking the first anniversary of Tech She Can, an initiative aiming to increase the number of women in the tech industry, organised by PwC in conjunction with cloud computing giant Oracle.
More than 80 banks and other companies, including the likes of JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Tesco and Zoopla, have signed up to the Tech She Can Charter, committing to promote successful female tech role models and recruit and retain women in their businesses.
Just 27 per cent of girls and young women said they would consider a career in tech compared to 62 per cent of their male counterparts, according to research commissioned by PwC.