Global organisations that are promoting women in technology
Technology has leapfrogged to the extent that would have been unimaginable just over a decade ago. While it is still largely male-dominated, women’s participation in the technology sector has grown significantly. More and more organisations are taking the onus upon themselves to ensure greater female participation in the industry by offering networking opportunities, financing, and other forms of assistance to break gender barriers.
The representation of women in 2021 contrasts with the years of progress made prior to the pandemic. Women technologists represented 28.8% of the tech workforce in early 2020. In recent years, support for women in technology has increased, and numerous organisations are growing their international chapters.
Here are 5 organizations that are helping women in tech change the game ;
Sophos Group plc
Sophos Group plc is a British based security software and hardware company. Sophos develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management. Julie Davila is the Chief Technology Officer, Federal of Sophos, a worldwide leader and innovator in advanced cybersecurity solutions.Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting millions of users and over 500,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats.
B Medical Systems
B Medical Systems is a global manufacturer and distributor of medical cold chain solutions. Headquartered in Hosingen, Luxembourg, B Medical Systems was founded in 1979 & the PCM Lab at Mundra Plant is headed by Dr Swati Agarwal. The company has 100+ products available throughout its three business portfolios, including vaccine cold chains, medical refrigeration, and blood management systems. More than half a million B Medical Systems products are installed worldwide and are used in more than 140 countries. The company has a long history of cooperating with reputable international health ministries, hospitals, research institutions, universities, and blood transfusion organisations all around the world. These organisations include UNICEF, the WHO, the Red Cross, and others.
Noventiq (the brand name of Cyprus-registered Softline Holding plc) is a leading global solutions and services provider in digital transformation and cybersecurity, headquartered and listed in London. The company facilitates and accelerates digital transformation for its customers’ businesses, connecting 75,000+ organizations from all sectors with hundreds of best-in-class IT vendors alongside its own services and solutions.
An Indian conversational AI platform for businesses, Jio Haptik aims to create technology that enables businesses to create conversational AI systems that let consumers have free-format, natural-language conversations with software and gadgets via speech or text. The company, in the Enterprise segment, holds about one-third of the market in the Conversational AI Segment and 40% of the market in the Whatsapp category. Jio Haptik built the My Gov Corona Helpdesk chatbot in partnership with Digital India to help citizens clear their queries on Covid-19, which was used by more than 60 million users. Haptik has recently collaborated with JioMart to enable grocery shopping on WhatsApp.
ADP was named the top company with a large technical workforce (more than 10,000 people) out of 14 large-scale companies; The New York Times Company was named the winner out of 29 companies with a medium technical workforce (1,000 to 10,000 people), and Dev Technology Group was named the winner among companies with a small technical workforce (fewer than 1,000 people).