Yesterday evening, Liverpool Football Club welcomed over 90 guests to its Liverpool City Centre offices as they hosted an event focusing on diversity in the tech industry.
Liverpool FC chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Moore was the keynote speaker at the event, which was organised by social enterprise Liverpool Girl Geeks. The event was held to highlight the significance of technological transformation in driving business success and the importance of diversity within the tech sector.
Peter was joined by inspirational female representatives from the Club’s media and LFCTV departments, who talked about their job roles and what it’s like being a woman working in a technology-based role within a global sports organisation.
This event kicks off LFC’s membership of Liverpool Girl Geeks, a local organisation with a mission to improve gender balance in the technology sector.
In line with the Club’s equality and diversity agenda, LFC will be engaging with Liverpool Girl Geek’s local community network, with the hope of inspiring more women into careers within LFC’s TV, media, and tech departments.
Together, LFC and LGG will work to ensure that advertised role descriptions appeal to both male and female candidates alike. LFC will be utilising Liverpool Girl Geeks’ communications channels and forums to reach out to skilled people in the Merseyside area, with an aim to improve diversity at the club.
Simon Thornton, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at LFC, said:
“As a club we feel it’s important to have a diverse workforce across all roles. Becoming a Liverpool Girl Geeks member reinforces this and allows us to focus on the tech sector specifically. The value and presence of technology in the football sector is ever-increasing and we’re confident that working with Liverpool Girl Geeks will help us to engage and work with the region’s existing community.”
Liverpool FC has ambitious long-term aims of becoming the most inclusive football club and business. Working with Liverpool Girl Geeks will contribute to these aims while supporting some of the Club’s overall objectives. Liverpool FC is dedicated to equality, diversity and inclusion and this dedication was recognised in 2017, when it was the first Club to be awarded the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level for its work with employees, players, fans and the wider football family.
Jo Morfee, Director at Liverpool Girl Geeks said: “Many people are unaware of the wide range of companies that offer tech and digital roles outside of the sector, and LFC is a great example of this.
“It’s really important that companies in the Liverpool City Region are seen to be leading the way when it comes to creating truly diverse and inclusive workplaces. Currently only 19 per cent of the tech workforce in the UK is female and we’re passionate about improving this. It’s proven that diverse workforces are more effective and create better solutions. We’re excited to have Liverpool Football Club on board as a member and I believe that together we can make a real change.”
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