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Enabling a diverse tech industry

Shetech is our own community for data and tech enthusiasts at Schibsted, established to promote and empower women working in tech. The community brings us together with inspiring tech talks, important discussions and learnings. To learn more about Shetech we have talked to one of the many great women who is engaged in the community, Anna Cobdal, our Director CIO Office & Business Services in E-tech. 

-What does it mean for Schibsted that we have a community like Shetech? Why is it so important?
It is important to improve diversity to achieve better results in Schibsted and to develop better products. We should have teams representing our user base in a more fair way – and also because research has shown that diverse teams are better at solving complex problems. I believe Schibsted can be a front runner in an important shift in society to improve gender balance in tech. An important shift since technology is becoming more important in our daily lives. We need visible role models for our girls to choose a career in tech and participate in the development. Shetech can be a place to develop yourself and be part of a force for change to a brighter future.

-What is the purpose of Shetech, and what do we want to achieve for the future?
We strive to empower and promote women in tech, and we do this by organizing events on different topics that the community finds interesting. It can be anything from a tech talk to management, career advice, or how to improve diversity and belonging.

-Can you name some of the advantages of working in tech in Schibsted as a woman?
What you do matters! We are developing technology that is used by a lot of people every day, impacting our society in a positive way. Working with great people in well-known brands, with interesting challenges to solve and using new technology, is a fantastic opportunity. The atmosphere in Schibsted is super friendly and it is great place to grow and develop professionally.

Join us in empowering people in their daily lives, take a look at all our open positions here.