BNP Paribas has recently announced that it would recruit 1.000 more women to its tech team by the end of 2024 in order to diversify the bank.
Indeed, the bank declared that it would be recruiting externally and internally so as to fill the gender gap in the financial sector. By having more diverse teams, it is hoping to provide more effective solutions and better meet the needs of users.
The bank is targeting both young girls and students as well as existing female employees by raising awareness of its plans and offering training. It is aiming to increase training and awareness-raising initiatives. The bank is also trying to create inspiring role models to incite more women to apply to IT jobs.
In 2020, BNP Paribas Group had already launched a dedicated programme, Women In IT, to attract more women into the sector.