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 with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB's market-leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees and of them around 5,400 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.
In 2018, we also established a Women of CGI network inside our own company.
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.
Digia Finland Oy
We help to build a smoother digital world.Digia is a Finnish IT service company that helps its customers harness digital opportunities. As a visionary partner, Digia develops and innovates solutions that support business operations together with its customers. We employ over 1,000 experts.
We are passionate about technology. However, technology is nothing without people who develop software solutions for people. With us, you will be able to create top solutions and lead our customers to success in a constantly changing digitalized world.People, team members, colleagues – that is probably the first answer you will get when you ask a Digia employee what is the best thing about Digia.
Technology companies need, more than ever, women’s skills and knowledge. We are proud to be a part with WIT network. We want to encourage women to select the IT industry when making choices regarding studies or career. Digia offers great opportunities for passionate people. If you can dream it, you can do it.
Empower is a multinational company realizing smart society essentials. With us society, its mission critical service providers, organizations and institutions can make their desired state of smart society real. We focus on the 4 essentials of smart society; Intelligent Data, Sustainable Energy, Smart Industry and Hyper-Connectivity and provide a unique combination of industry-specific services, process delivery tools and intelligent data platforms.
We strive to influence the attractiveness of the industry for women, as we need more women in technology in order to be able to take into account the needs of a wider range of users when realizing the future.
Better life. With electricity.
Ensto is an international technology company and a 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 society for all of us. Through our offering people’s lives are improved. This also implies a better life in the future, including sustainability and ecological choices as guiding principles. 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!
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, legal, transaction and advisory services. EY operates in over 150 countries with over 260.000 professionals. In Finland EY has 23 offices and more than 800 experts. In todays digital world, EY provides confidence to it’s clients through every aspect of transformation, delivering quality services that help them grow and protect their business, and build a better working world.
Already today EY has a good number of female professionals with tech focus working in all our service lines and we are encouraging even more to join.
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 Forum 2019.
Frantic is a 22-year-old strategy, design and application development company focused on solving business-critical problems and creating human-centered digital experiences for some of Finland’s leading companies and organizations.
Almost half of our 100+ professionals are women, our management team has a female majority, and nearly 25% of our developers are female. This is something we are proud of, as we want to inspire and encourage more women to make a career in the industry.
Good design requires diversity. Diverse thinking and different skillsets and backgrounds form the core of our innovative culture, enabling us to create better solutions for our clients and their customers.
More about us at http://www.frantic.com
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.
Futurice is a digital engineering and innovation consultancy that helps organisations transform their business by bringing together complex software engineering and beautiful human-centered design. We unleash a culture of innovation and create digital products and services that make companies and societies future capable. We believe technology amplifies human potential.
We have over 500 employees, with offices in Berlin, Helsinki, London, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Stuttgart and Tampere.
Diversity for Futurice means representing within our company the diversity of the society we live in and we create services for.
That means representation of all dimensions of diversity as fair as possible so that all groups have a fair share of power when it comes to decision making within our company.
We think creating a more gender-balanced tech industry is necessary, and that’s why supporting Women in Tech is an obvious choice for us.
GE Healthcare Finland
GE Healthcare is the $19 billion global healthcare business of GE. With over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally, the company helps improve outcomes for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and life sciences companies around the world.
GE Healthcare has been present in Finland for more than 45 years. GE Healthcare Finland is a center of excellence for patient monitoring employing 700 colleagues representing over 25 different nationalities. Annually, we export 90,000 shipments of high tech health care equipment developed and manufactured 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.
We are Gofore. We code and design brilliant services to millions of people with our international team of nearly 500 dedicated professionals. We do know a thing or two about business strategy too and we also like to help other organizations build happy workplaces. We were chosen as the best workplace in Finland in 2017, second best workplace in Europe in 2017 and students voted us in top 15 of the Most Attractive Employers in Finland in 2018. We are a humble and down-to-earth crew made of truckloads of expertise, bigloads of enthusiasm and enormous amount of combined passion to want to make the world a better place.
We cherish diversity in all of its forms and believe it brings us the best possible results. When it comes the tech business, we want to be there to encourage and help women to enter the field. Women in Tech is doing excellent job in keeping the topic in frame and spreading the consciousness and we want to give our share by organizing and participating in its activities.
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.
John Deere Forestry Oy – Global Market and Innovation Leader in Forest Machine Business.
Already over half a century we have provided industry’s widest range of unique and purpose-built forestry equipment solutions to professional loggers. John Deere high-technology products and services are designed to help our customers to monitor and to optimize both uptime and productivity and to increase the profitability of their business. Besides technical solutions at John Deere we take pride also in our commitment and dedication to our customers and to the environment. Our values - Integrity, Quality, Commitment and Innovation - guide our Finnish team of 800 employees in their daily work.
Diversity reflects our global market, widens our business opportunities, attracts the best talent, and breathes life into the best teamwork.
As one of our diversity goals, we want to recruit more women to 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 to 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!
Please visit our website www.deere.fi and check out John Deere employees at https://www.deere.fi/fi/mets%c3%a4koneet/laadun-tekij%c3%a4t/
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 55,000 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 14,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. Metso is dedicated to be a forerunner in customer centricity, safety and sustainability. We work with world leading solutions that serve our customers in the mining, aggregates, recycling, and process industries, and help enable modern life.
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.
Microsoft is a global technology company that enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. We believe in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion. By actively engaging different perspectives and ensuring that every voice is heard we can challenge and stretch our thinking and enrich the experiences of our employees and customers. Our mission is to ultimately empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. “To me, the power of Women in Tech is to surface women working in technology as role-models and source of inspiration, especially for young women. Technology will impact our future tremendously and therefore we need women to shape that world for what we want it to be”, says Katarina Engblom, Director, Microsoft.
OP is the leading financial group in Finland. We provide our 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 be 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.
Outotec develops leading technologies and services for the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. Our 4,000 top experts are driven by each customer’s unique challenges across the world. Outotec's comprehensive offering creates the best value for our customers in the mining, metal, energy, and chemical industries. Outotec shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki.
Outotec aims to employ the best people. As an international company, we value diversity at the workplace. We treat people in an equal and fair manner and follow the principle of equal opportunities. As a company operating in a male-dominated industry, gender equality is an important topic for Outotec.
We are on a mission to improve the quality of life by improving the quality of software.
We in Qentinel do it by creating confidence in code that drives companies´ business. In practice we use software robots in the cloud to ensure business processes and systems work end-to-end.
We are proud of our impact in world: over 500 Million people use daily software that has been automatically tested by Qentinel.
Our next goal is to 10-fold our business in next few year. We believe that any business is only as good as the software driving it.
Why we need more women in tech?
Qentinel is founded by two women. We have currently 30 % women of our employees. We just simply cannot afford doing business without women in tech
Women consume technology just as much as men. Since everyday life is rapidly becoming digitalised, more experts are needed to create new applications. In the undergoing big wave of modern technology, firms will serve the predominantly female fields of elderly and healthcare.
Reaktor is a strategy, design, and technology company based in Helsinki, New York, Amsterdam, Dubai, Turku 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!
Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that brings companies and customers together. It's one integrated CRM platform that gives all your departments — including marketing, sales, commerce, and service — a single, shared view of every customer.
Our core values help make Salesforce a platform for change. Ever since we started operating, we've believed that doing well as a company means doing good in the world. That's why we've committed our time, equity, and products to improving education, equality, and the environment for everyone. Our technology helps people create better jobs, lives, companies, and communities.
We are dedicated to building gender Equality in the workplace and beyond through empowering, supporting, and investing in our global and local community for women and their allies. Our focus is always on improving inclusion and Equality for all on the gender spectrum, to help make Salesforce the best place to work for all.
Siemens is a leading provider of solutions and services for electrification, automation and digitalization.
The company works for sustainable energy, efficient infrastructure and competitive industry. Over the past years, Siemens has strived to create significant more employment opportunities for women - from board level to every single working place. In 2016, Siemens signed the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) by United Nations to strengthening our women in the company.
Janina Kugel, HR Board Member and Chief Diversity Officer has stated diversity strengthens our innovative capacity, unleashes the potential of Siemens’ employees and thereby directly contributes to our business success.
At Sogeti, we know how to make value from technology. It is our passion. We live and breathe technology and make new and custom solutions with our in-depth knowledge of existing and emerging technologies. The core of our excellence is our people. Their passion, expertise and curiosity for quality assurance, testing and cyber security as well as desire to exceed the expectations of our customers each day. As Sogetians, we are also pragmatic in our work. We believe in less talk and more action, since it is our job to make sure that the software operates smoothly and that the projects are run effectively.
As a company, we believe in diversity and equality. Different minds and backgrounds bring value to problem solving and collaboration. There are around 25 000 Sogetians in 15 countries covering Europe, India and the U.S. In Finland, our team consists of 130 professionals within digital quality assurance and testing as well as cyber security. The number of women in the Finnish team is around 40%. For us, it is extremely important to remove gender boundaries and support the growth of women within technology.
Solita is a digital transformation company driven by data and human insight. Our radically diverse community of experts create culture, services and tech solutions that help reinvent businesses and society for the better.
One shared value lies at the core of Solita: Caring. It is manifested as courage, an easy-going attitude and passion. Solitans represent an inclusive community in which everyone can feel free to be themselves regardless of their nationality, lifestyle, opinion and attitude.
We believe that success follows when you bring the best people together in the best environment. For us, diversity is a “culture add” and makes us better; in not only the way we solve problems but also in the way we come up with more inclusive solutions. That is why inclusion and diversity are firmly embedded in our values and culture.
Established in 1996, Solita employs 830+ digital business specialists in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Germany. Our services range from strategic consulting to service design, digital development, data, AI & analytics and managed cloud services. The most important thing at Solita is caring about our customers, our work, each other and ourselves.
Read more about us, our culture and services here: https://www.solita.fi/en/
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.
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 70 % of Finnish R&D-investments. There are 300 000 directly employed in the sector, total employment effect is around 30% of all employment in Finland. 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.
Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland – TEK
We are a professional organization, who support Technology professionals and academics in Finland. Our key role is to ensure the Finnish technology industry is the strongest and best market for young professionals to enter and build their careers.
We at TEK recognize that, in order achieve a strong and robust Technology Industry, it can only be truly achieved through diversity in the work place. We recognize that ethnic, cultural and social diversity fosters a dynamic culture of innovation, not only in the work place, but in the technology industry.
Our goal at TEK is to foster dynamic and innovative technology industry, it can only be achieved when we ensure women take a leading role in technology. It is for this reason we support and promote career paths for women to enter into the Technology industry.
Telia Finland is a new generation telco, international and locally strong. We help to create new kinds of connections and want to make the daily life easier for you, your company and your community. Our long history in Finland goes back to 1855. We invest each year about EUR 200 million in connections in Finland and employ directly about 3,500 people and indirectly thousands of others.
We are committed to offering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee can be themselves, with equal access to opportunities. We are part of the international Telia Company, which operates in nine countries from Norway to Turkey. Our global connections enable us to provide you with the best services, wherever you are. At the end of 2017, about 4.2 million subscribers had chosen us as their operator in Finland.
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 2018 Tieto was ranked among the top 25 companies in Equileap's 2018 Global Gender Equality Ranking and the highest placed technology company on the list.
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 15,000 experts in close to 20 countries.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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.
Zalando Finland Oy
At Zalando, we are building the starting point for fashion. We’re using data science, engineering and strategic innovation to enable and continuously improve the relationship between our partner brands and our customers through belief driven investment in talent and tech. We want to become an indispensable part of our customers’ lives, creating deep connections and lifetime value through holistic convenience so when you think fashion, you think Zalando.
We see great value in supporting discussion and open problem solving to create a more equitable industry that strives for inclusion of all perspectives. Diversity is very important to us, not just because it leads to greater innovation but because it’s the right thing to do. Inclusion is equally important as it helps all our employees feel recognized and valued at work. Women, nonbinary and trans individuals are greatly underrepresented in tech and often exit the industry prematurely. We strive to make inclusion in tech a priority so everyone can take part in this evolving and rewarding industry. And, the industry can benefit from their valuable contributions and perspectives.