How to strengthen women into finding their place in the IT industry
TeleGroup company was a sponsor and participant in the autumn issue of Netokracija “Ladies of New Business“ conference aimed at strengthening all women and girls in the IT industry, which was held on Tuesday, December 4th 2018, in the ICT Hub in Belgrade.
Inclusive and supportive, IT industry is one of the fastest growing, and currently is our biggest net exporter, besides agriculture. However, only 17% women today works at the sector of informational technologies in Serbia, which shows that there isn't enough members of the female gender. What is the reason of these results, what are the challenges that face women in finding their place and why the belief that IT is a “male industry“ rules, the experience and the view on these subjects was given by Jovana Kostic, Head of Project Management in the TeleGroup company, together with the ladies from the company Omnes Group, Hello World, Content Insights and Zühlke.
“In the moment you begin your business journey in the IT industry it's good to have a concrete and diverse meaning into a big number of examples behind you that will make use for further development. Confidence and persistence to learn to believe and be sure in yourselves is the first step towards a successful career“ was stated by Jovana.
During the very inspiring panel discussion the ladies concluded that in teams there needs to be a balance and good organization, because men and women bring different values, ideas and ways of thinking. Inner motivation represents only the first step which every woman needs to start their journey in finding their place in the IT industry.