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The Power of Social Change - Now's the Time! Join us at Goto 10.
In the autumn of 2017 #metoo exploded around the world and in Sweden the impact was enormous across many areas of society. To date there have been more than 50 subsequent hashtags supporting the call to end sexual harassment.
#teknisktfel (technical error) is the Swedish #metoo movement for the tech industry and revealed the magnitude of the workplace environment issues too many women face. And at the same time, most tech and IT companies undertake activitites to improve gender equality yet the number of women that go into, and remain, in these industries is declining, in Sweden and across Euruope.
Why is that and what should be done about it?
It’s clear that we need to re-think the diversity and inclusion efforts to address this challenge.
In this session we will look at the #metoo movement and what it tells us about gender equality, why organizations need to get more innovative when it comes to diversity and inclusion to increase the pace of change and most importantly – how do we move forward to build more inclusion in the workplace and in society at large?
Om Sara Jonasson Ginters
After nearly 17 years and a successful career at one of the world’s largest IT companies Sara Sara Jonasson Ginters decided to leave to pursue her dream to influence organizations to become more diverse and inclusive. She now runs her own company and supports her customers to create more inclusive recruitment and workplace practices. One of her passions is to talk about how companies need to re-think their inclusion and diversity practices to increase the pace of change, with a focus on innovation as a driving force. Sara has held board positions in the Red Cross Södermalm and was also president of the Professional Women’s Network Stockholm. She also led Cisco’s internal women’s network in Sweden and is one of the coordinators of #teknisktfel, the tech industry’s #metoo movement in Sweden.
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