Who is GEN for?
The Gender Equality Network (GEN) is for all BAE Systems employees in the UK who believe everyone should be given the opportunity and support to succeed in their career, regardless of gender. It’s an employee-run group and GEN’s ultimate goal is to no longer be needed, because gender barriers and biases will have been broken down in the workplace. But at this point, women in particular need more support than their male counterparts to succeed in the workplace. We need to keep growing the opportunities for women to develop their careers with BAE Systems. This in turn, will increase the number of role models, inspiring future generations and helping to break long-held gender biases held by both men and women, often subconsciously. GEN isn’t just for women though - when men need support, or are held back by biases and outdated policies, the group provides assistance and raises awareness to ensure everyone can reach their full potential. The team at GEN works closely with colleagues in OutLinkUK to ensure all genders receive the help they need.