Messages from our Partners

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boxxe is proud to be the Headline Sponsor for the Women in Defence UK Conference and Shortlisting Event. As a values-driven business, inclusion is central to our ethos. In practice this means we encourage equality of opportunity for all. We support Women in Defence’s commitment to promoting the value of women across the defence enterprise, and we’re proud to share this passion by inspiring, encouraging and celebrating women in our own IT industry too.

boxxe is part of a global community of leaders committed to ensuring business is a force for personal, collective and environmental good. Through the boxxe Community we leverage our many resources, within boxxe as well as across our customers and partners, to support initiatives that utilise technology to make our communities inclusive and sustainable.

We are delighted to support these awards, recognising the achievements of women to the defence industry.

Rob Hennessy

Head of Defence, National Security and Healthcare sales


Sopra Steria

As a company that designs digital solutions for both public and private sectors globally, we’re passionate about driving forward diversity in technology. Promoting women in tech goes right back to the start for Sopra Steria, with two of our founding companies having been started by trailblazers Ann Budge, Allison Newell and Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley. Today, we remain committed to ensuring that talented women can thrive in our business.


My part of the organisation, Aerospace, Defence and Security, serves sub-sectors that have some way to go in their pursuit of gender balance. By supporting internal and external networking programmes, growing our Women’s Network, educating our business about the value that diversity brings and supporting exemplary initiatives like Women in Defence, I’m confident that we can effect meaningful change.

Sue-Ellen Wright

Managing Director of Aerospace, Defence and Security



At Juniper, we’re committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse community in our business and we are passionate about supporting other organisations achieve similar outcomes.


Juniper has already committed our signature to the Paradigm for Parity pledge in the US and run our own Remarkable Women @ Juniper initiative that recognises and elevates game changers, innovators, disruptors and others making a difference across the company to serve as inspiration and role models for other women. It is therefore very exciting for Juniper to become a proud supporter of the Women in Defence programme here in the UK.


We look forward to promoting awareness across the Defence & National Security sector on how gender balance can further improve the levels of excellence our customers in this space already operate in.

Mark Davenport

Senior Major Account Manager  - Defence & National Security

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Tableau Softward

Equality is a core cultural value at Tableau. We believe everyone can be a champion of equality, inclusion, and diversity and together, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities.


We are proud to be supporting the Women in Defence programme because of this shared belief. We are committed to inspiring, encouraging and championing women who are making valuable contributions to the Defence.


Paul Heather

Director Public Sector


Spectra Group (UK) 

As part of Spectra Group's ongoing commitment to supporting the UK Armed Forces community, we are pleased to be able to sponsor the Women In Defence Annual Conference.

At Spectra Group, we focus heavily on staff development as we want our team to feel empowered and valued. So we are happy that we can help women in the wider defence industry by supporting the Development Zone at this year's conference.

Simon Davies


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Team Etos

Team Ethos is a loyal supporter of Women in Defence as we share their vision of making defence a better place for both women and men.  Team Ethos promotes excellence and helps all forces personnel to engage in sport, challenge or adventure to encourage wellbeing. We help the forces’ sporting talent to succeed by reducing the cost of participation, supporting grassroots activity, and by encouraging and assisting elite athletes to compete at the highest level.  

We strongly believe in fairplay for all and are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Women in Defence.

Lamont Kirkland

CEO, Team Ethos

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