For International Women’s Day 2023, the theme aligned with the upcoming 67th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67) is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” The CSW first met at Lake Success, New York, in February 1947. It happened soon after the founding of the United Nations women’s rights. And all 15 government representatives were women. Since then, the commission has been shaping global standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The goal for this year is to recognize and celebrate the women championing the advancement of transformative technology. The United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2023 aims to address the challenges of an equitable digital future. Furthermore, IWD 2023 also recognizes that the digital age has generated unprecedented opportunities for the empowerment of women.
And panagenda does not fall behind. For us, a positive work culture goes through allowing everyone to be who they are, and to stay comfortable in their skin. As an international and multicultural company, everyone is welcome to be themselves. Cultural differences are acknowledged as one of our many strengths. And every panagendian has equal growth opportunities.
Besides offering flexible hours and a long consolidated hybrid work culture, panagenda allows all employees worldwide to work from home. There is no such thing as “one size fits all” and we understand that the pursuit of a better work-life balance means something different for each panagendian. So on International Women’s Day 2023, we decided to ask some of the women in our team what all of that means for us. And what each one of us likes the most about the flexibility this digital era provides.
Now with the word, (and if I’m allowed to go ahead and be the first)… the women of panagenda…
What’s your favorite thing about being able to work from home and in a hybrid work environment?
Bruna Novo – Vienna, Austria.
Femke Goedhart – Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Terri Warren – Hampton, New Hampshire, USA.
Sandra Bointner – Göllersdorf, Austria.
Karin Rasl – Matzen, Austria.
Ulrike Krumboeck – Vienna, Austria.
Sandra Fritzer-Posch – Mödling, Austria.
Gabriela Bobrowski, Pretzfeld – Bavaria, Germany.
From Marie Curie and Katherine Johnson to Segenet Kelemu and Maryam Mirzakhani. Women have made countless and invaluable contributions to the fields of science, and technology. Although enormous progress has been made in gender equality in those fields, women and girls worldwide still face gender biases and systemic discrimination. In addition, gender gaps in digital access threaten to leave women and girls even further behind.
Digital technologies are transforming all spheres of our lives. Whereas, it is also creating unparalleled threats to our well-being. In contrast with providing new entrance points and platforms for historically marginalized groups, the discrimination in the tech sector and bias in automated systems sustain gender inequalities. Innovations in technology are crucial drivers of gender equality. They offer new opportunities for social and economic transformation.
Above all, it is essential to bring women closer to the world of technology. If you got all the way down here and you think that panagenda could be the place for you, make sure to check out our open positions. Last but not least, if you don’t see positions for you, don’t be afraid to send out a speculative application. We look forward to working with people who want to support digital transformation for enterprise organizations around the world.