Liverpool Football Club welcomed female students from the Studio School, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and InnovateHer last week for an inspirational visit focused on all things tech.
The year 10 student group enjoyed an action-packed visit with activities including a welcome from CEO Peter Moore, lightning talks and Q&A sessions from Leanne Jagger at Amazon Web Services and LFC staff covering technology and transformation and human resources. This was followed by interactive group carousel activities also delivered by Amazon Web Services and LFC staff.
The visit was arranged in partnership with InnovateHer, which the club is a gold member of. InnovateHer equips girls aged 12 to 16 with the self-belief, confidence and skills to pursue a career in technology through their educational programme and works with companies to create inclusive workplaces for them to work within.
Simon Thornton, diversity and inclusion senior manager at Liverpool Football Club, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the students to LFC along with representatives from Amazon and InnovateHer.
“I hope the girls found the visit both informative and inspirational, whilst also giving them the confidence to pursue a career in the tech industry should they wish to do so.
“As a club we are dedicated to promoting best practice in the workplace, including supporting inclusivity and gender diversity. InnovateHer shares our ambition and provides us with support to enable us to continually develop and improve.”
Jo Morfee, co-founder of InnovateHer, added: “InnovateHer is delighted to be working with LFC to bring unique experiences to girls in Merseyside through our educational programmes.
“It's life-changing for a 13-year-old girl to experience what it is like to work in a global company. When we took the group from the Life Sciences UTC and Studio Schools to LFC to visit the TV and technical departments they were amazed by the facilities there and inspired by meeting the real-life role models.
“Experiences like this really broaden their horizons and helps them to realise that everyone is welcome in the tech sector, regardless of background or identity. We are hugely thankful to LFC for their ongoing support.”