Women in Business in three-year tie-up with technology giant Allstate

Announcing the partnership are Allstate NI's John Healy with Women in Business chief executive Roseann Kelly

THE north's largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders has confirmed a key three-year partnership with one of the largest employers of technology talent in the region.

Through the new tie-up, Women in Business and Allstate NI will not only promote equality of opportunity, but are committed to working in collaboration to support and grow a diverse new economy based on maximising all potential, regardless of gender, through inclusive growth.

Technology giant Allstate has a strong track record of successfully integrating diversity into the organisational culture, as it seeks to attract and retain the highest performing employees.

It partnered with Women in Business and other organisations in 2017 to launch the Diversity Charter Mark NI, an initiative across all business sectors, addressing and supporting the diversity agenda. This new partnership will continue to harness the energy and passion of both organisations to make a difference in Northern Ireland.

Roseann Kelly, chief executive of Women in Business, said: “Allstate is a global progressive organisation that recognises the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

“The organisation has taken a proactive role in supporting Women in Business, through its involvement in our events and programmes and we are delighted Allstate is taking this one step further and coming on board as our key partner for the next three years. Its expertise will be vital to our vision ‘To be an internationally recognised business network driving equality, inclusion and economic growth'.”

Allstate NI's managing director John Healy added: “We have worked with Women in Business for many years and have recognised the synergies between the two organisations; the core values of diversity, equality and inclusivity mirror those of Allstate. We look forward to working closely with Women in Business to grow the opportunities for female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Northern Ireland.”

Women in Business has nearly 3,000 members across all sectors from sole traders to chief executives, from senior managers to business owners.

It hosts more than 70 events a year including three conferences, a chair's lunch and the annual gala awards, which are taking place this year on Thursday November 7 (to apply and for more details visit