Schibsted Tech Polska celebrates International Women´s Day by giving women a first taste of programming

International Women´s Day is a day for celebrating women´s achievements; it is also an opportunity to push for more gender equality and diversity.

As in most other tech companies, Schibsted Tech Polska in Krakow and Gdansk are  struggling with a very low percentage of female employees. In technical positions, only 10,6% of  employees are currently women.

Hence the idea emerged to use the International Women´s Day on March 8th to take a small step forward in addressing this huge challenge.

Workshops in Krakow and Gdansk

On March 8th employees in both Krakow and Gdansk will run special workshops for women who would like to have a first taste of programming.

“Our idea is simple: Empower women to start learning programming. We want to demystify software development and show them that it can be a fun and challenging career, not only for men,” says Agnieszka Steczkiewicz, event specialist in Schibsted Tech Polska.

Both workshops will be run by employees in Schibsted Tech Polska´s offices.

Tech network for women

This isn’t the first time Schibsted Tech Polska organizes an event for women. In November 2017, 60 women attended Tech Talks Women at Schibsted´s office in Krakow to network and listen to inspiring speakers.

“Software engineering is currently a male-dominated profession. But we believe that it will change in the near future and that our initiatives will be part of those efforts. As a result we hope that more women programmers will be attracted to work at Schibsted Tech Polska, “ says event specialist Agnieszka Steczkiewicz.

Published: 2/22/2018 12:25 PM
Last updated: 2/23/2018 8:48 AM