We create an inclusive environment that fosters diversity to encourage innovation and drive the growth and development of our teams.
Diversity is an essential component of our Group's identity and corporate culture. We understand diversity in the broadest sense, including cultural identities, ethnic and social origins, sexual orientation and disabilities.
Our commitment to drive positive change
- Gender Balance Award, Norway
- Project B, Netherlands
- Girls Day, Netherlands
- #addher, Sweden
- International Women's Day
Gender Balance Award to Morten Lovestad, in Norway
Morten Lovestad, Head of Sogeti Norway, was recently felicitated with the ‘ODA Award Man 2020’. Every year, ODA, the Nordic region's largest network for women in tech, awards Norway's leading role models for equality in the technology industry.
Norway has a strong women@sogeti team to arrange different events aimed at promoting women and training them in different topics including sales and finance. Morten strongly feels that, all IT companies should have a fair representation from both genders on their boards and management teams to realize their full potential and be more attractive and profitable.
Driving Gender Balance and Inclusion at Netherlands | Project B
Sogeti NL hosts a contest called ProjectB, which is an annual challenge for IT-students to ideate and prototype IT-innovations for disabled people. This year for the 6th time, ten teams started in January end and showcased their innovations. Each team gets two Sogeti coaches to solve IT problems, show them the right directions and open up our network for potential recruitment and it can also be used as references for our healthcare clients and healthcare prospects. The innovations included AR/VR solution for claustrophobia; AR solution for obsessive compulsive disorder; IT motivating and providing triggers to the elderly with dementia, to move more (winner); smart walker; a solution that wakes you up when you have nightmares, among others.
ProjectB is a win-win for both Sogeti and the university students. It is a great opportunity for the students to do end to end real CSR-based IT projects (contacting target group, testing, POC, and practicing soft skills like pitching and teamwork), fantastic branding for Sogeti and an ideal way to hire brilliant students for Sogeti after they finish their studies.
Driving Gender Balance and Inclusion at Netherlands | Girls day
Each year, in April, Sogeti NL invites high school girls in the age of 14 – 16 for a day-long visit at our NL office and experience the world of IT. The NL team works with several high schools to invite girls for these exposure visits. The objective is to allow the girls to experience a slice of corporate IT world and encourage them to explore career options in IT. The girls interact with women colleagues and attend sessions, where the colleagues talk about their own career journeys and experiences at Sogeti. The sessions are informal, and everyone has fun learning from each other. The day ends with a pizza party.
#addher is an external network for IT women, initiated by our sister company Sogeti in 2010. Capgemini is a co-driver of the network together with Sogeti. Only one of five employees in the IT sector are women. These women need to be more visible to attract more women to our industry, also enabling them to take on all roles and positions. #addher is one of our concrete initiatives to enable a positive change.
”There are no women in the IT sector” or “They do not have the right expertise to...”. We claim the opposite and believe in concrete actions to challenge similar statements or beliefs. We know that a good balance between the number of women and men within our company is imperative. Throughout the years we have therefore invested heavily into concrete women-oriented initiatives.
Since the launch in 2010 #addher (formerly known as winIT) has grown substantially and is since a few years back Sweden’s largest network for women in IT with over 5000 members in 17 locations. Our goal remains the same; making Sweden’s fantastic IT women stand out, in all roles and positions, and attracting more women to our sector. We meet several times a year in each local network and our events include both hard (latest technology) and soft (inspirational sessions) topics. In between of physical meetings the members communicate in closed Facebook Groups per location.
In #addher we encourage all members as well as our friends in the sector to visualize their female colleagues in our #addher Sverige groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. We gather them there, boosting their expertise and visibility, for anyone that is looking for IT women for their events, projects or networks – maybe even for your board.
Our 17 locations
#addher is available in Borlänge, Gävle, Göteborg, Helsingborg, Jönköping, Karlstad, Linköping, Luleå, Malmö, Skövde, Stockholm, Sundsvall, Umeå, Uppsala, Västerås, Örebro and Örnsködsvik.
How to become a member
Join us today, get many valuable and new contacts and make sure you are invited to upcoming events. There are several ways to become a member:
- Look up your local network on Facebook and ask to become a member. Just search for: #addher Stockholm, #addher Skåne, #addher Göteborg, etc.
- Register to one of our events. Upcoming events are posted on www.capgemini.se/addher and in social media.
- Contact the driver for your local network and ask to join. All drivers with contact info featured below on this page.
Feel free to invite other IT women. The larger the network, the bigger the impact!