S//e Lives Tech

Powering gender equality within the workplace

Launching successful careers

Providing long-term support

Achieving unity and diversity through inclusivity

STEM jobs are disproportionately held by males across the world. The problem? A wide pool of untapped female talent. The solution? Our She Lives Tech initiative: creating tech and business careers for women of all backgrounds and ages.

Many women still find it very challenging to break into the technology industry, which is why FDM is committed to providing the support, resources and training to enable female candidates to thrive.

Sheila Flavell CBE

Chief Operating Officer

The She Lives Tech Academy

100% inclusive
0 exceptions

No tech experience, just graduated, switching careers or returning to work? Whatever your situation, our She Lives Tech Academy welcomes you.

Our female Software Development Class offers a 14-week training programme, designed to develop your knowledge of key languages, such as Python and Java, before placing you with one of our industry-leading clients.

Stay one step ahead with our:

Expert training


All-female group
of like-minded individuals

Our Talented Trainees

A lot of jobs expect you to have the knowledge and skill set to go into the workforce and code straight away. FDM acknowledged that if you don’t have a computer science background, you still need that little bit of extra help to get into the workforce and do what you want to do, which helps build confidence.

Emma Bennett, Graduate

Software Development (Java)

I now feel that I have all the right tools to pursue a career in any software development platform that I come across in my role. In short, the FDM training programme emerged just at the right time, helping me confidently step back into a competitive workplace.

Karishma Charlwood, Tech Returner

Software Development

The FDM Trainers

Linzi Holmes

Project Management and
Business Analysis master

Hazel Theocharous

Pro Skills coaching expert

Grace Zechariah

Programming genius

Full Support
No Bias

Insightful Tech Events

We host and support female-led consultant events and conferences, offering you inspiration and guidance throughout your professional journey.

Confidence Boosting

Our Consultant Support Team run regular in-house workshops and events to enhance your skill set.

Inclusivity, Equality, and Diversity

Our Elevate Network celebrates gender diversity, provides a community for discussion and support, and fosters an empathetic culture.

Inspiring Conversations

We run regular sessions with women from across the business and beyond, so that you can hear their stories, learn about their challenges, and ask any questions you may have.

Partnerships and Awards

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