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FDM Group’s COO featured in ‘100 Women to Watch’ list 2014

04-25-2014 06:21 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: FDM Group

Chief Operating Officer, Sheila Flavell of international IT services provider, FDM Group, has been listed as one of the top ‘100 Women to Watch 2014’ in the Female FTSE Report by the Cranfield School of Management.

The “100 Women to Watch” list was first introduced in the 2009 Female FTSE report and aims to encourage a sustained board, media and government focus on accelerating the representation of women in executive and non-executive roles. Flavell joins a number of women who are currently on the executive committees of FTSE listed companies and other major financial institutions.

Flavell, who spearheads FDM’s international expansion and global Women in IT campaign said, “I am honoured to be featured within this prestigious list alongside some of the most influential and talented female leaders in the country for the second-year running. Cranfield School of Management’s annual FTSE report is a fantastic publication which aims to support the representation of women in leadership positions.”

The ‘100 Women to Watch’ list is not an exhaustive or definitive list of the only talented women available for board positions; neither is it decided upon certain criteria. Its aim is to highlight the broad range of female talent available. According to the report: "These are just 100 of a substantial and ever-growing talent pool of women who search consultancies and nomination committees should be considering."

Flavell continues, “It is inspiring to see the number of female talent featured. I am extremely passionate about promoting gender diversity in the boardroom and encouraging more women to aspire into executive roles.”

FDM prides itself on leading by example with over 50% of its top tier management team being female. Flavell said, “We are dedicated to supporting our female workforce and encouraging other women to pursue IT as a career path. As a result we have seen the percentage of female staff increase month-on-month to 25%.”

As an employer that is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining women in the IT industry, FDM will continue to encourage and support the representation of women in executive roles within the industry through continuing to promote its dedicated Women in IT campaign.

To see the full ‘100 Women to Watch’ list, please visit:

FDM is one of Europe’s fastest growing international IT companies. It is well known for its unique graduate training programme that has offered thousands of graduates the opportunity to kick-start their career in technology. The company specialises in providing clients with Consultants trained in core IT disciplines, business analysis, software development, data services, system testing and quality assurance, application and infrastructure support.

FDM provides high-value, cost-effective and low risk IT services to over 200 clients worldwide to help them achieve specific business objectives within various sectors, including financial services, media, retail and insurance. The award-winning firm enjoys a number of strategic partnerships with leading global technology players.

Naomi Chow, Global Public Relations, FDM Group

FDM Group Ltd
Lanchester House
Trafalgar Place
Brighton, BN1 4FU, UK

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