Witad Awards 2021 Winner's Interview: First Derivatives

Catherine Harrison speaks to Victor Anderson about First Derivatives' win in the best company for diversity and inclusion (vendor) category in this year’s Women's awards.

First Derivatives won the best company for diversity and inclusion (vendor) category in this year’s Women in Technology & Data Awards. Victor Anderson chats to Catherine Harrison, HR director of First Derivatives, about what diversity and inclusion (D&I) mean to the firm. In this video interview, they discuss:   

  • The extent to which D&I issues feature in the firm’s planning and how D&I generally has been embraced across the business.   
  • Whether the firm has a formalized framework that identifies talented women across the business and ensures they have every opportunity to realize their full potential.
  • How First Derivatives addresses the challenge of retaining its talented women staff members.   
  • What she is particularly proud of as head of HR with respect to D&I issues. 
  • The plans the business has to ensure that women continue to ‘get a seat at the table’.
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