Viatel Technology Group has reported a gender pay gap of just 0.2% for 2023 as female representation at senior levels grows to 28%.
Viatel is a digital services and comms provider that employs over 300 people with office locations in Dublin, Dundalk and Limerick.
Speaking of the report's findings, Viatel CEO Paul Rellis said:
"We are proud of the progress demonstrated by the figures published in this report and the growing number of women in more senior roles in our organisation."
Having reported a gender pay gap of 4.3% in 2022, Viatel has worked to sucessfully reduce the gap, with just 0.2% gender pay gap in 2023.
"Despite comparing well to our peers and to the national average of 11.3%1, we promised
to do better. I am proud to say we have delivered." Paul said of this year's findings.
As we continue to grow, retaining and maintaining female representation in technology sector continues to be a challenge. However, we have continued to make a positive impact where possible to increase female representation in senior roles. Paul said:
"We have achieved many positive milestones this year including the
appointment of the first female supervisor in our Network Operations Centre and a dramatic improvement in female representation in our internship programme.
We continue to nurture and develop female leaders within our business through
mentorship and external training."
Despite the strides Viatel has already made to reduce the gender pay gap, becoming complacent is not an option. Connecting with organisations, such as Connecting Women in Technology (CWiT), who can help us on our mission to increase female representation is an important step as we move forward. Paul said:
"Viatel was delighted to become a member of the Connecting Women in Technology (CWiT) network in early 2023. We are passionate about CWiT’s mission to attract, retain and promote women in the technology sector."