Tell us about your organisation.
Portal is a dynamic and innovative bilingual training provider, supporting organisations to develop and improve the performance of individuals by delivering high quality, creative and innovative courses and resources.
We deliver ILM diplomas in Leadership and Management at levels 3, 4, 5 and 7, as well as Coaching and mentoring between levels 2 to 5. We are experienced in supporting the professional development of a wide range of roles, from aspiring managers through to experienced senior leaders. With over 500 individuals currently accessing fully-funded Higher Apprenticeship programmes, Portal can provide cost-free, work-based learning opportunities to those wishing to further develop their skills and assist in their quest for career development.
Why are you supporting the awards
As an all female Directors and Management Board, the synergy between Chwarae Teg and us is fairly obvious and having spoken to a friend who works at the establishment and listening to her passion surrounding the work that Chwarae Teg achieve, it felt like an obvious decision to support them in any way possible. It is vital that women can enter the workplace, develop their skills and build rewarding careers and we at Portal, are continuously trying to create this environment for all at our workplace to succeed.
Why does gender equality matter to you?
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Globally, there are still so many women and girls who still cannot access education, resources or services and live in fear of gender based violence and discrimination.
If we turn a blind eye, then change will not happen and as a training organisation, we believe passionately in the opportunity to learn and achieve. . It’s important for all women and girls to feel empowered and to have access to the same resources and opportunities as their male counterparts. There has been progress over the last decades: more girls are going to school and more women are serving in positions of leadership, and we hope we can further impact this work by offering professional development opportunities.
Why do you support the work of Chwarae Teg?
As with any issue within society of discrimination or inequality, unless we actively listen and action to improve the culture, then it makes us complicit. Chwarae Teg have placed inclusion, diversity and equality at the heart of their mission and we’d like to support that ission to drive improvement and help them to achieve this goal. It’s an extremely long journey, but women need to feel heard, represented and know that there are organisations who are working persistently to achieve gender equality within their own workplace and also provide professional development opportunities for women to move in to leadership positions.