It didn’t take long until the conference hall at Waterfront in Stockholm was sizzling with energy, networking and people strolling between the different stands talking to the sponsors and engaging in conversations amongst each other. It was time for 2.500 women and men to enjoy a full day of inspiring presentations, talks and interesting sessions. All with one thing in common –Charged and Ready to Raise. Which was the theme for this year’s Women in Tech Sweden.
Kindred Group, participated in the 10th-anniversary celebration of Women in Tech Sweden as a co-creating partner for the seventh year in a row. The event was held on March 23 and 26 women and men from Kindred's Stockholm office. Johan Engberg, Head of Tech Employee Lifecycle who was one of Kindred’s delegates at the conference and the project leader of our Co-Creating partnership explains Women in Tech Sweden: “The organizations mission is “To inspire women to consider a future in the field of technology.”
The highlight of the year
Women in Tech is the highlight of the year for the tech industry in Sweden. The conference brings together women in the technology industry to connect, share experiences, and gain insights from women at all levels of the tech industry. Due to all the partners that support Women in Tech the tickets are free and this year, they were all gone within five minutes!
Having the honor of being co-creating Creating partner for the seventh year. Kindred get to represent with an exhibition booth. During the breaks between the talks, people mingle around the exhibition area to get to know more about the partner companies. The atmosphere was, energetic and enterprising. Elena Makhaylova, Product Owner at Kindred expressed: “This is my favorite event of the spring! I’m looking forward to that every year and it never disappoints. So many inspirations, knowledge sharing, passion and empowerment! Great to be in the booth as well and talk about Kindred, share our story and values. I am super charged and grateful for this day.”
In Kindred’s booth an online quiz was arranged where visitors learned about Kindred’s history, brands, values and purpose. The quiz was not just used for winning top-class headphones but also as an icebreaker.
Kindred a diverse and inclusive workplace
Kindred Group has always been at the forefront of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The company recognizes that diversity and inclusion are essential components of building a successful business. Kindred Group firmly believes that a diverse workforce that values differences in thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds fosters creativity and innovation, leading to better decision-making and increased performance. Johan Engberg concludes with: “At Kindred, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and recognise that we need all components to create a more inclusive and sustainable organisation. Our efforts in this area extend beyond our employees and also include our products and services.”
Johan concludes with: “Our efforts in this area extend beyond our employees and also include our products and services.”
At Kindred, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and recognise that we need all components to create a more inclusive and sustainable organisation.
Below you will find some testimonies of the day from some of our Kindred delegates:
“WIT is all about inspiration and its various meanings. The women out there were not only inspiring, but they were also looking for inspiration. It was interesting to meet those who were successful and those who stayed at our booth with eyes full of hope and excitement, and it was great and gratifying to inspire them with my story and vision, even if it was only from the booth and not from the stage. I believe that every woman in tech took home with her something incredible, something that will guide her, help her, lead her. So, thank you WIT and Kindred for giving us the opportunity to be part of such a special and life changing event!”
Asha Jabarullah Khan - Data Business Solutions Analyst
“I'm charged and highly inspired by all the motivational talks. One of my favorites is Milla Sjörstrand - An inspirational girl for all generations trying to break the stereotype in F1 racing - "What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words racing driver? If it’s not a woman, we need to change that" and how technology is enabling her to focus more about learning a new track. Follow your passion and do the right thing and do the things right will go all the way!”
Emma Skeppstrand – Tech Talent Acquisition
“It was amazing meeting so many inspirational women and speaking with people from different backgrounds and companies. The energy at the fair was something special! I am very proud to be a part of the WIT community.”
Ashwini Bhalsingh – Engineering Manager
“One of the best experiences so far with WIT Sweden. The scale of the event is getting bigger and ever more empowering. I am thankful for the opportunity where we had the opportunity to meet and listen so many great, courageous, and inspiring women around. Sustainability, Energy, AI, data, security lots of topics. My memorable moments were when I see such a patient mother speaker with her kids on stage and few pregnant tech mothers with ambition for tech.”
Laure Duchamp – User Researcher
“It was interesting to see the minister for education taking an interest in these initiatives and it really showed how impactful people can be when they are brought together.”
Elena Makhaylova – Product Owner
“This is my favorite event of the spring! I’m looking forward to that every year and it never disappoints. So many inspirations, knowledge sharing, passion and empowerment! Great to be in the booth as well and talk about Kindred, share our story and values. I am super charged and grateful for this day.”
Svetlana Tsogankova - Senior Software Engineer, Java
“For me it was very inspiring to see so many female speakers on stage. As a backend developer I am used to seeing mainly male speakers at professional conferences. Attending a global event like this makes you realize how big and powerful a Women In Tech community is. It's a pleasure to see so many smart, independent, and strong women, who are also not afraid to open up and share their vulnerabilities.”