International Women’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements of women – throughout history and today. Challenging gender stereotypes, raising awareness against bias, be it conscious or unconscious, and taking proactive actions to ensure equality are the key themes of IWS 2021.
The technology industry is notoriously stereotyped as a male industry.
At Recordsure, we are a tech-based business focused on RegTech and FinTech. We use ground-breaking Recordsure-built Artificial Intelligence technology and utilise sophisticated Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Robotic Process Automation to build unique Voice and Documents analytics products for regulatory industries. At Recordsure, we are also a proud employer of incredibly talented women.
To mark International Women’s Day, Recordsure is taking the opportunity to celebrate female talent. This week, in our IWD-inspired blog series, we bring the spotlight to some of the remarkable women who work at Recordsure. We talk about their views on diversity and their experience of what it is like to be a woman in a prominently male industry.
Joanne Smith, Founder
Joanne is the Founder and Executive Chair at Recordsure and TCC, and a Chair CBI SME Council at Confederation of British Industry. When founding Recordsure, Joanne was driven by her vision for AI technology to solve finance industry compliance issues and protect customers.
Joanne’s leadership drives inclusivity, the vision that is shared and promoted throughout Recordsure. Having a female founder, shaped the company’s culture, attracted female talent, and brought gender inclusivity to the organisation.
Joanne is an inspiration for many Recordsure employees, irrespective of gender.
Driving the industry change outside Recordsure, Joanne also passionately supports female founders and is a serial investor in female-led tech businesses, addressing the 1% funding challenges of female entrepreneurs.
Joe Norburn, CEO at Recordsure, also reflects on the positive changes in the industry:
“The world has changed hugely in the 30 years since I started my career. I’ve been very fortunate to work in progressive and right-thinking organisations. I’ve had more female bosses than male, and that’s been nothing but a positive influence on me.
While there is still more that needs to be done across sectors and workplaces, I do believe we are on the right path to make bias and gender stereotyping to become a thing of the past.”
Remarkable women of Recordsure