Women in Tech
Women in Tech Forum has become such a unique gathering thanks to our amazing partners. The companies below have given their time, energy and other resources to create this inspiring event. Thank you!
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees and of them around 5,100 in Finland.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in technology, strategy, consulting, digital, and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. In Finland we work with most of the largest companies and organizations covering full range of industries and employing approximately 1,400 people. Visit us at www.accenture.com
“I’m very pleased that Accenture is now cooperating in many ways with Women in Tech. Accenture is leading in the NEW and we need the best talent. At Accenture, we see diversity in the workforce as source and enabler for innovation, and not just the diversity of the most visible aspects, but also on the diversity of how people think, feel, approach work and get their work done. With diverse teams we can truly bring the most innovative and effective solutions to our customers.”
We are involved in Women in Tech, because we want to inspire women into the technology sector. At the moment the share of women within CGI’s personnel is significantly higher than in the IT industry in general – and we want to further increase it! Your background does not necessarily have to be technical in order to join CGI.
Furthermore, the number of women in managerial positions has increased significantly in recent years. We also engage with our client organizations’ female leaders and organize various kinds of seminars and opportunities to network.
I want to encourage women to select the IT industry when making choices regarding studying, working or career!
Read more about us at www.cgi.fi.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Our solutions transform the way products are designed, produced and supported. With 14,000 passionate people from 123 nationalities, we believe in the power of diversity. That is why we are delighted to sponsor the 2017 Women in Tech forum in Finland to enable us grow our talent pool.
As a woman working in the technology space, you are driven to make a difference. You have dreams. You enjoy challenges. You want to unleash your imagination and creativity. Let’s open new horizons together with the power of virtual universes!
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. We serve our customers in 180 countries with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio.
At Dell EMC we create opportunities for all employees to bring their ideas to the workplace. Our diversity and inclusion strategy is built e.g. on the following focus areas: creating a workplace that is inclusive of all differences and growing a diverse workforce. One of our employee resource group is focusing on encouraging women to proceed on their careers.
Enfuce, the first Service provider to provide issuing/acquiring platform in the public cloud. For Enfuce customers the cloud means scalability and low investment costs compared to traditional business models.
We at Enfuce believe in co-operation and collaboration, therefore the Enfuce PSD2 platform that is being built as you read this fit the Enfuce product portfolio fully.
Enfuce is a group of highly dedicated experts who want to make a difference by challenging the existing ways of doing business. We combine our vast knowledge and experience within the industry together with our network of partners in order to bring our customers the safest and best solutions and services within the payment industry, thus enabling them to offer great products and services to their customers. We know the business. We know the market. We truly enjoy our work.
We want to be part of Women in tech in order to advocate courage, the courage to take on technical jobs and the courage to succeed. We want to do work we can be proud of, and to do work that is meaningful it requires that companies collaborate and truly embrace the strength and possibilities of diversity!
Better life. With electricity.
Ensto is an international family business, which designs and provides smart electrical solutions to improve the safety, functionality, reliability and efficiency of smart grids, buildings and transportation. Ensto was founded in 1958 and employs ca. 1,600 passionate professionals in Europe, the USA and Asia. We believe in a better life with electricity and a more sustainable tomorrow.
At Ensto, we are passionate about our work to build a better and more energy-efficient society. Our company offers an inspiring and stimulating atmosphere that spurs professional growth. We encourage women into the technology industry and we establish networks with women already working in the field. We need more women power and human touch to our exciting technology branch!
The diversity of Ericsson’s employees is one of our major strengths, and we work proactively to improve diversity and inclusion, including, for example, accelerating gender equality. Ericsson collaborates with a variety of partners such as TechWomen, Girls in ICT, and furthermore, in Finland, Super-Ada to engage the next generation of women in ICT. By 2020, Ericsson aims to have 30 percent of its workforce made up of female employees.
Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services. In fact, 40% of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve user experience and capture new opportunities. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential.
In Finland, Ericsson employs approximately 800 employees, and has offices, in addition to the head office in Kirkkonummi, in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
Electricity is a necessity in everyday life in Finland.
Fingrid is responsible for electricity transmission in the Finnish main grid, one of the most important basic structures in our society.
We have an influence on people's daily life through our three main tasks: to reliably transmit electricity, to actively promote the electricity market and to develop the main grid in the long term.
Our company has 300 professional, innovative and energetic experts to take care of these responsible tasks. We offer plenty of interesting specialist jobs: experts are needed today and in the future. We also hope that more and more women will enter the energy industry to help develop Finnish society. That's why we are part of the Women in Tech 2017 forum.
Frantic is a 20-year-old strategy, design and application development company focused on solving critical business challenges with human-centered digital products for some of Finland’s leading companies and organizations.
For a technology company, we have a rather nice gender ratio: at the moment one third of our almost 100 professionals are women and the number is growing. This is something we are proud of, as we want to inspire and encourage more women to get interested in technologies and make a career in the industry.
To us, design and technology are inseparable and good design requires versatility. Diverse thinking, different skillsets and backgrounds form the core of our innovative culture and enable us to meet the needs of our customers and their customers with top-notch solutions.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. In Finland there are 2,300 of us.
We need people with different backgrounds and with versatile experience to develop our business, all the way from technical experts to the highest levels of management. A diverse working place supports and enables innovation in an unbeatable way. Fujitsu wants to advance technology as a viable career choice for women. There is plenty of room for women to take their place in our industry.
GE Healthcare Finland
General Electric (GE) is a digital industrial company that builds, powers, moves, cures and connects the world. Globally, we are 300,000+ people operating in 175 countries.
GE Healthcare, a global unit of GE, has been present in Finland for more than 45 years. GE Healthcare Finland is a center of excellence for anesthesia and critical care employing 750 colleagues. Annually, we export more than 150,000 shipments of high tech health care equipment developed in Helsinki.
GE has a global goal to bridge the STEM gender gap. We want to have 20,000 women to fill STEM roles at GE by 2020 and 50:50 representation for all our technical entry-level programs.
It is therefore a great pleasure to support the Women in Tech Forum and invite all engineers, women and men, to join us on this exciting journey towards a new era of patient care.
HiQ helps to make the world a better place by making people’s lives simpler and better through technology and communication.
We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. HiQ has more than 1,700 professionals in four countries. We are a leading Nordic company with both regional and global customers. We work at all levels within our customers’ organizations – with IT and R&D as well as on the design, marketing and business development side. We are present in all industries, helping organizations to strengthen their businesses, simplify for their users, and streamline operations. HiQ is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap list.
IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that digitally transforms companies and industries. With operations in over 170 countries and innovation at the core of its strategy, IBM delivers by industry cognitive, cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social business and security solutions.
Attracting, retaining and developing female talent across the world is not only essential to IBM’s company culture, it’s a business imperative. IBM’s commitment to celebrating the talent of women has been at the forefront of our business for over a century; we hired our first women employees in 1899 and today we have our first female CEO. At IBM, we recognize that women play a critical role in our global economy and that they must be present in the industry that drives innovation in all sectors. Also, IBM Finland appointed its first female Country General Manager, Mirva Antila, in January 2017.
John Deere Forestry Oy – Global Market and Innovation Leader in Forest Machine Business.
For already over half a century we have provided a wide range of unique and purpose-built forestry equipment to professional loggers. John Deere high-technology products and services are designed to help our customers monitor and optimize both uptime and productivity and to increase the profitability of their business. At John Deere we take pride not only in our equipment and services, but also in our commitment and dedication both to our customers and to the environment. Our core values - Integrity, Quality, Commitment and Innovation - guide our over 700 employees in Finland in everything we do.
Diversity reflects our global market, widens our business opportunities, attracts the best talent, and breathes life into the best teamwork.
One of our diversity goals is to increase the number of females in technical jobs in our company. We believe that with diverse teams we can better serve our customer and supplier base worldwide and increase our competitive advantage in the global market. Diversity enriches our work environment, day-to-day work, accelerates innovation and enables us to attract and retain the best global talent. Whether you are interested in working with intelligent products in engineering, technical support, quality, manufacturing or marketing & sales – we might have the right job for you.
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, we add value to buildings throughout their life cycle with our products and maintenance solutions and services.
By enabling more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable in increasingly taller, smarter buildings.
KONE employs over 52,000 people, and most of our employees are in the field every day, serving customers in more than 60 countries.
We embrace diversity at KONE, and our values guide us in nurturing an inclusive culture. Our goal is to have best possible professionals with the right competencies in each position.
We believe that tech industry should attract more women and, therefore, we are proud to take part in Women in Tech.
“Metso combines challenging tasks with a respectful and friendly working environment in a unique way. We are a global yet tight-knit network of over 11,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. Metso is dedicated to being a forerunner in safety and sustainability. We work with world leading solutions that serve our customers in the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries.
We offer a wide range of opportunities in technology and in business for talented professionals to use their knowledge and expertise in reaching their highest potential. At Metso, we promote equal opportunities and appreciate diversity in our employees’ background, insight, education and experience. We believe diversity contributes to our success and sustainability by enhancing innovativeness, flexibility and the ability to communicate with our stakeholders. Therefore, we encourage studying and building careers in technology and welcome also more women to choose technology. “
Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.
From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.
OP is Finland's largest financial services group. It provides its customers with the best loyalty benefits and the most extensive and diversified range of banking, investment, health and insurance services. We employ over 12 000 financial services professionals.
Although the basic needs of our customers remain unchanged, digitalization is changing the behavior of both consumers and corporations. We are committed to being the leaders of this change in our business and firmly believe that this change is a chance for us to build a better service-experience by listening to our customers and continually developing our services.
Outokumpu aims to build a world that lasts forever. To fulfill this promise, we need to understand our customers’ versatile needs and challenges to be able to create new sustainable solutions. This calls for innovation, new skills and expertise that are best achieved through a diverse knowledge base. We hope Women in Tech will foster dialogue on the importance of diversity in technology and leadership and motivate women to get excited about technology and its endless opportunities.
Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. Our products are efficient, long lasting, hygienic and 100% recyclable. Since the invention of stainless steel 100 years ago, Outokumpu has been instrumental in developing the stainless steel industry into what it is today. We employ 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with annual sales of 6 billion euro. Outokumpu headquarters in Helsinki and our shares are listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.
By combining deep business and industry insight with digital innovation, PwC’s diverse teams of creative, industry and technology professionals help accelerate the successful impact digital can have. We help create integrated, end-to-end digital solutions from strategy and innovation through to execution to solve our clients’ most complex business challenges.
PwC Finland is a Finnish company. We are part of the global PwC network, through which our experts, numbering more than 223,000, serve clients in 157 countries. Our services range from consulting, deals, tax and legal services to auditing, risk assurance and other assurance services. www.pwc.fi
Reaktor is a strategy, design, and engineering company based in New York, Helsinki, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. We make digital products for the world to use, and partner with ambitious companies to redefine the standards of digital business.
We believe diversity is essential for success, ours and everyone else’s. As all industries digitize, encouraging more women to join the booming tech community benefits our society at large. Thus, we consider supporting Women in Tech a no-brainer – keep up the good work!
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25B in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
At Schneider Electric, diversity is an integral part of our history, culture, and identity. We want to create an inclusive culture where all form of diversity is seen as real value for the company. We think that companies play a key role as “change agents” in building a world where gender equality is a competitive advantage. Schneider Electric supports Women in Tech because we want to encourage women into technology and offer interesting career opportunities for all.
“Have you ever heard of an IT company headed by a woman and 40% of staff being women? That´s us - Software Point! Out of 100 experts 40% are women”, tells Marjut Pokkinen, the Managing Director of Software Point.
Software Point is the leading Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) company in Northern Europe. We have delivered innovative LIMS and biobank solutions to more than 500 big and small laboratories, in public and private sectors, in virtually all industries. Software Point employs 100 dedicated experts with comprehensive IT and laboratory background, plus an excellent customer service attitude. We have five offices in the Nordic countries, and together with the LabVantage Group we provide global LIMS expertise.
SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. We offer value added products and services developed in close cooperation with our customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. We operate globally, and have more than 15,000 employees from diverse demographic backgrounds in more than 50 countries.
The steel industry is traditionally male-dominated, and with 17% of our employees being women, SSAB is no exception. We believe that improving gender balance will positively contribute to our performance culture and be more responsive to customer needs. We have a diversity target aiming to have women in 30% of the top management positions in the company by the end of 2019. We believe that women in top management positions serve as role models for others, which drives further development.
Sweco’s job is to plan and design the built environment and industry of the future. If we are to do that job well, our company must reflect those who should live in these environments. For us it means collecting the best competence. Whether it means engineers, architects or other competence, it is the actor that manages to attract the best employees that becomes most successful. Sweco’s success is not the result of targeted gender initiatives, but that we consciously have focused on recruiting the best people. When we focus on competence and performance we get gender equality as a result. Therefore, we want to encourage more women to choose a career in technology.
Tapahtumantekijät is a 25 year old event management and marketing company. We have always been a bit tech-savvy and we have always had more women than men. So it’s obvious we wanted to be a part of Women in Tech Forum.
Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland – TEK
Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK has approximately 70 000 members. We represent academic engineers, architects, physicists, mathematicians, IT specialists and students studying these fields. TEK supports its members in their careers, promotes professional community spirit and competence, and works to build a sustainable welfare society. We want our members to have the best possible careers.
Technology17 / Messukeskus Helsinki
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre promotes Finnish trade and industry by enabling profitable face-to-face contact in trade shows, congresses and other events.
The Finnish Fair Corporation was founded on 19 October 1919. The first fair was held in the summer of 1920 in the centre of Helsinki, attracting 120,000 visitors – more than the city’s population at that time.
The present-day Messukeskus in the vicinity of the centre, in the Pasila district, was completed in 1975. Since then, the facilities have been expanded and modernised several times.
Today, Messukeskus is an international venue for exhibitions, meetings, congresses and other events.
Our company has over 200 full-time professionals from a variety of fields: event organisation, planning, sales, marketing communications, programme production, customer service, technology, security and building. We also offer part-time day, evening and weekend jobs during events, and traineeships for students. Our part-time jobs are also ideal for students. 66% of your employees are women.
Technology Industries of Finland
Technology Industries of Finland is the lobbying organization for technology industry companies. It promotes competitiveness and operational preconditions of this largest and most important export sector in Finland. Technology industry comprises five sub-sectors: electronics and electro technical industry, mechanical engineering, metals industry, consulting engineering and information technology industries. The sector accounts for 50 % of total Finnish exports and 75 % of Finnish R&D-investments. There are 270 000 directly employed in the sector, total employment effect is around 700 000. Constantly progressing technology industry creates the basis for the Finnish welfare conditions.
Technology companies need, more than ever, women's skills and knowledge. Broad thinking gives birth to the best products and solutions. Technology Industries of Finland launched the Women in Tech initiative in 2013 in order to get more excellent female brain power for the technology industry.
We at Tieto believe that there can be no creativity without freedom and trust. We trust in the knowledge of our people, and in exchanging ideas, dreaming out loud and simply having passion for success. We gain results by being the first ones to cross the finish line – and the last ones to give up.
We believe in innovations. We believe in diversity. We believe that diversity is a good base for innovation. We work constantly to make sure that diversity is appreciated in every interaction we do. We’ve received some international awards from our work: Tieto Sweden received EDGE gender equality certification as the first IT company in the world. In 2017, Tieto was also nominated as one of the top 100 best companies for women in India 2016.
In a rapidly changing world, every bit of information can be used to provide new value. We aim to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. Having a strong role in the ecosystems, we use our software and services capabilities to create tools and services that simplify everyday life of millions of people; to help our customers renew their businesses by capturing the opportunities of modernization, digitalization and innovation and to foster new opportunities based on openness, co-innovation and ecosystems.
Building on a strong Nordic heritage, we combine global capabilities with local presence. We’re headquartered in Espoo, Finland and have around 14,000 experts in close to 20 countries.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.
“We're happy to take part in Women in Tech Week once again in 2017. We’d like to see more women choose to study, stay and build careers in technology. As solutions become increasingly complex, diverse thinking becomes competitive advantage. Having people from different cultures, genders and backgrounds makes for a more dynamic workplace and leads to new ideas and ultimately more competitive products,” says Julia Macharey, SVP Human Resources at Valmet.
Find out more at www.valmet.com
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees in over 70 countries.
At Wärtsilä diversity is an integral part of our company culture. We collaborate with colleagues from different backgrounds, education, lifestyles and skills.
Wärtsilä participates in Women in Tech because we want to be the employer of choice for technology professionals.