[TechUkraine news] Intellias became the first IT company in Ukraine to sign the Women’s Empowerment Principles by UN

UN Women Ukraine announced Intellias became the first IT company in Ukraine to sign the Women’s Empowerment Principles in Ukraine, initiated by the United Nations Global Compact and UN Women. Thus, the company has joined the global movement for gender equality in the workplace and in society, which already has more than 5,000 companies worldwide, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, EY, Uber, and others.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

According to a study by DOU, the salaries of women and men in IT in the same positions may differ by 36%, and this gap increases with career advancement. Women hold less than 10% of management positions. The number of girls who choose technical specialties is still much smaller than boys.

At Intellias, more than 25% of the team is women, and this percentage is steadily increasing. Half of them hold technical positions and are engaged in the development, testing, business analytics, and project management. For 2021, the company has defined an action plan for the implementation of WEPs, which includes: creating a strategy for gender equality, promoting professional and leadership development of women, organizing educational activities on non-discrimination and equal opportunities, and more.

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