Fiona Withey, Chief Executive Officer talks about her career experiences and why she is passionate about encouraging more young women into STEM.
It is critical that the industry as a whole recognise the importance of supporting women in technology as just one element of a diverse workforce. In order to harness the talent that is available, it is critical that the STEM sector is accessible to all. As a global company, recruiting and retaining women in key roles will be critical for us as we complete our Product and organizational transformation and ensuring that TrakCel remains the leader and innovator in the cell and gene therapy sector.
Information technology is one of the fastest-growing global industries, and technical innovation will play a crucial role in almost every sector of the economy. We must encourage young women to take an interest in STEM in their early school years so that they can be represented. For us at TrakCel, celebrating our women is important because they are making significant contributions to our Product, leadership teams and our overall business strategy.
“Having been in the privileged position to have led pharmaceutical and technology businesses through my career, I have had the most amazing opportunities to support the development of individuals to reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and further their careers. It is incredibly important for women to have a strong and trusted network of support around them and I consider myself fortunate to have mentored females of all ages and levels in the workplace along with a female entrepreneur whose initial idea for a business has transpired into a rapidly growing, self-sustaining business that has been built around her busy family life. The personal satisfaction that I get from sharing my own experiences and learning, and the reward of seeing increased confidence, self-belief and achievement in those women I have supported is immense. I am proud to say that half of our leadership team at TrakCel are women, each of them striving to be positive female role models who empower and inspire others whilst supporting the development of our future female leaders.”
Dr Fiona Withey, Chief Executive Officer
Article by TrakCel Marketing Team - 30 Oct 2019