Men make up 60% of managers, as per the McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org report. Women are trying their best to close this gap. They forge ahead educationally, economically, and professionally by using and creating opportunities for personal and professional development, participating in communities, attending events, and promoting women-led businesses.
So, what’s the downside? There is something that obstructs women from leveraging equal opportunities to thrive. That ‘something’ is covert competition with other men and women. It is especially relevant within the IT sphere. The engineering environment is considered to be challenging because there are 2.5 times fewer women in technical and engineering roles. Of course, the workplace is a competitive environment, but other colleagues may also be the greatest support for women. Moreover, today’s woman must successfully manage her competitive feelings and, at the same time, navigate the competitive aspirations of other people. How to handle it using the following pillars:
Let’s discuss during our online panel discussion ‘Being a Woman in IT: From Competition to Empowerment’ on December 14 with women leaders of international communities from Colombia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine.
Please, meet our speakers:
Ivanna Pidborska, Communications Specialist at Innovecs, will be the event’s moderator. Ivanna has been interviewing women leaders for 3 years. She interviewed celebrities and led her rubric for 1+1 TV, one of the most famous Ukrainian TV channels. Ivanna’s also a creator of the YouTube channel DeYak about famous Ukrainians abroad.
Being a woman in IT: From Competition to Empowerment meet-up details:
For whom: Women holding Middle and Senior positions in IT.
How much: free
Where: online on YouTube with prior registration. http://bit.ly/3UmBgRL
▪ InnoHub — is an online platform for Engineering Leadership development. Our core purpose is to empower collaborative growth and build a community of engineering leaders. We believe engineering leaders are not only those who lead the team, but everyone who develops innovations through everyday tasks as an expert.
▪ Innovecs — is a global digital transformation tech company. Our teams have been creating digital solutions powered by innovative technologies and incorporating emerging trends for ten years to help businesses transform and grow.
▪ Geek Girls LatAm — is an NGO in Latinamerica that inspires, empowers and connects female talent for the future and the digital economy.