Kam has over 20 years of global experience in key leadership roles, developing go-to-market strategies focused on accelerating revenue growth and driving customer value. Throughout her career, Kam has been a champion for gender equality. She has been the Co-chair of the Women’s Business Network for over three years, where she has worked on a range of initiatives, including Gender Pay Gap, female mentoring and development programmes, and running events to encourage young women into STEM. As a result of initiatives such as these, Fujitsu was named Times Top 50 Employer for Women. Kam works collaboratively with other women’s business networks from Fujitsu’s customers, partners and third party organizations to share best practice and drive awareness.
Following his analysis of some unfavourable data regarding gender balance, Gavin became the new Chair of the D&I Council, creating a gender action plan which is unequivocal in its approach and clearly aligned to the business strategy. It is a personal challenge for Gavin to eradicate the gender pay gap in the next 3 years. Gavin’s hard work has contributed to drastic improvements in gender diversity throughout the region. Gavin has made monthly calls on progress, challenging the under-representation of women at higher levels. He is taking decisive action to address gender parity in recruitment, demanding and enabling balanced shortlists and bias-free processes. Beyond Business, Gavin has given a personal commitment not to appear on external all male panels. He promotes STEM subjects for girls in schools and has published several articles on LinkedIn and external blog pages outlining his views on targets and tokenism. He is determined to create an attraction and retention culture so women can thrive. He coaches a phenomenal disabled woman, Kate Nash OBE, to grow her business @PurpleSpace which is creating employee networks; promotes International Women’s Day using #SheInspiresMe asking LBT+ women to share inspirational quotes and regularly speak out on women’s equality. Amongst his many efforts to support D&I, Gavin also supported a trans woman manager, featuring as a Values Champion in a video about inclusivity, where she highlighted the importance of colleague-support through her transition.
Kam Dhillon is Head of Services Marketing EMEIA at Fujitsu. She has over 18 years of global experience in key leadership roles, developing go-to-market strategies focused on accelerating revenue growth and driving customer value. Throughout her career, Kam has been a champion for gender equality. As Co-Chair of Fujitsu’s Women’s Business Network (WBN), Kam supports the recruitment, development and empowerment of over 1,500 women within Fujitsu UK. Her role involves developing and creating plans with customers, partners and D&I networks (internally and externally) for short and long term initiatives that will have a positive impact for women. Kam conducted research with members of the WBN to understand what the network needed to do to support members. From this, the WBN launched mentoring and development programmes for women at different stages within their careers. For example, “Future Me”, a programme helping to develop women in the early stages of their careers. Kam supported Fujitsu’s Gender Pay Gap initiative by influencing the action plan; resulting in an improvement of 1.5% within a year and continues to advocate and support the eradication of the Gender Pay Gap. WBN also run events for young girls, encouraging them to build STEM skills and consider STEM careers. Kam is also a role model to women from ethnically diverse backgrounds and has been involved with numerous initiatives to champion women beyond Fujitsu on the topic of The Power of Diversity.
As the UK Executive sponsor for the Women’s Business Network, Wendy is focused on helping women succeed in Fujitsu – a workplace that has featured in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the second consecutive year. She has improved recruitment processes, built two female development programmes and gained board level investment and sponsorship, affording specific development programmes to 80 Fujitsu women in the UK and driving positive gender balance on the leadership team. She created and hosted a House of Commons event on the power of diversity and is leading a Gender Pay Gap Action Plan which aims to eradicate the pay gap to 0% by 2021. Externally, she has been re-elected to sit on the techUK Diversity and Skills Council for the third year, and last year successfully led the techUK Returners programme, giving it a more inclusive image and improving the content to make it more useful for returners and other organisations. Wendy also mentors men and women outside of Fujitsu, and provides over 10 hours of coaching each month.
The 2018 BITC Gender Champion and previously chair of the Women’s Business network, Val has created a clear Gender Strategy and Action Plan embedding change so women can succeed, close the gender pay gap and increase the representation of women especially in leadership, technical and customer facing roles. Val represents the company in the 30% Club, sits on the Everywoman Industry panel, supports Women in Automotive and was a non-executive Director for six years for an NHS Health Trust championing patient equality and chairing a health charity. A role model for diversity and its impact on business success Val was awarded the Global President’s Award 2017 and the Top Performers Award for her work on customer digital transformation and co-creation.
As Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Business Network in Fujitsu Wendy has created a new strategy to make Fujitsu the IT company where women can succeed. She is a regular mentor. She has set the ambition for them to become a Times Top 50 Women’s Employer within two years, and is personally driving the action plan to address the gender pay gap issues within Fujitsu. She often shares her very truthful and personal story at internal and external women in business events, including Fujitsu’s Ada Lovelace Day, to speak on the importance of building good networks, and help inspire others to achieve their own success. Externally, Wendy sits on a variety of women in business panels discussing the variety of careers available in tech, and giving practical tips and advice to attendees. She has also recently enrolled onto ‘Inspiring the Future’, affording her the opportunity to connect with, and encourage, young girls.
Michael is a vocal champion of gender diversity in the Fujitsu EMEIA leadership team, and to workplace colleagues. He secured funding for gender diversity initiatives enabling Fujitsu to join Everywoman and other networking events, and supported the deployment of unconscious bias training for all Fujitsu UK hiring managers. He has supported senior female colleagues attending important networking events, for example, the Global Female Leadership summit May 2017. He is a mentor to several talented women, both inside and out of Fujitsu, and helped to support the establishment of a Fujitsu gender diversity group in their Germany business, encouraging others by speaking at the launch event. Michael is an ambassador for Everywoman and a frequent speaker at industry events and contributor to media articles on the of gender diversity. He regularly uses his social media reach to promote gender diversity campaigns in the workplace.