FD Technologies, has launched STRIVE, a development programme designed to make colleagues feel Successful Talented Resilient Informed Valued Empowered to STRIVE for success in their career with FD Technologies and its three business units, First Derivative, KX and MRP.
The initiative includes dedicated workshops and mentoring to enable female employees to develop their careers in a supportive environment while also motivating them to push themselves and advance their knowledge and skills base in financial services.
According to Elizabeth Toner, VP Global Talent Acquisition, it was a ‘logical next step’ in the company’s continued efforts to support women in the workplace and follows the success of the Group’s external mentorship programme, IMPACT which provides female students in Higher Education with practical experience within FinTech.
Says Toner: “FD Technologies is committed to improving diversity across each of our business units and central Group functions. It is important that we demonstrate our commitment to our female workforce, not just when they join, but as they advance in their careers with us.”
The eight-week internal programme aims to empower professional women through a bespoke offering of support and guidance alongside informative and interactive events. Open to women from across all levels and departments within the organisation, the combination of so many skillsets and knowledge will enable FD Technologies to foster a unique learning environment that encourages the development of valuable skillsets and knowledge through collaborative learning and continued mentorship.
“This is the perfect opportunity for colleagues to take a step back in their busy working day and focus on self-development and personal brand building” adds Toner.
Together with the FD Technologies IMPACT Mentorship Programme and Women’s Network, the programme will complement the Group’s continued efforts to build resiliency within its teams and empower a strong contingent of women to STRIVE for more in their career.
Commenting on the launch, Catherine Harrison, HR Director, FD Technologies, said:
“The launch of the STRIVE programme is a fantastic opportunity for women across all teams within the organisation to benefit from the invaluable support and guidance that the programme offers. We are committed to seeing our colleagues excel and we recognise the need for companies to continue to support women in what continues to be a male dominated industry.