Today is International Women’s Day. The United Nations theme for this year is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. This is a way to recognize and celebrate women who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. At WirelessCar we aim to employ more female developers, both for the benefit of our teams and our customers.
WirelessCar is all about personal progress and team effort and quite naturally we aim to be a superior and inclusive workplace. In our global and multicultural organization differences are being respected, appreciated, and seen as assets.
– I am thrilled that we increase the share of women developers at WirelessCar, says COO Jessica Nymark. It’s my personal belief that a gender mix in a team may offer a variety of knowledge and skills that is required to be competitive.
Yes, at WirelessCar we are confident that by bringing more women into tech we will come up with more creative solutions and will have greater potential for innovations that also meet women’s needs and at the same time promote gender equality. Jessica Nymark continues.
– We constantly need to be innovative and challenge the way we develop, deliver, and operate services to meet and exceed our customers' and customers customer’s expectations. To do that I believe that the diversity we have within WirelessCar is a must. I’m really looking forward to getting to know many new great women during the coming years which will not only make our company grow but also me as an individual.
And the road ahead is clear to Mats Lindholm, Vice President of People & Culture.
– Having a diverse workforce is something we value at WirelessCar and strive to reach. This doesn’t happen by itself since the percentage of females attending IT education in Sweden currently is between 15-20 % and our target is to reach at least double that percentage. To achieve this, we need to actively work at making WirelessCar a great workplace for both genders to ensure that we attract and keep both women and men.
The number of women developers at WirelessCar has been on the rise for the last few years and 32% of all last year’s new recruits were female.
– This is a result of all the hard work we have done, everything from our ad expressions and images to our open events, says Martin Andersson, Talent Attraction Specialist.
We caught up with a couple of our newer engineers what positive effects mixed teams can have. Negin Bakhtiarirad has worked as a software engineer at WirelessCar for five months and she sees having women in developing teams make the teams even more efficient.
– In my experience it’s important for women to be social, discuss technology and talk about blockers in the team. That makes us not only work solo but come together and discuss and that can help the team be more efficient and faster in our deliveries to the customer.
Cynthia Kozma has been at WirelessCar for six months as a software engineer and her view is that logic tells us more women need to be in tech.
– Half of the consumers are potentially women so it’s common sense to aim to have half of the engineers be women to be able to meet the customer’s needs.
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