Some days are more special than others. March 8 is definitely an interesting one. On this day men and women all over the world celebrate International Women’s Day. Special attention is paid to social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women all over the globe. Software developer NetEnt takes part on the celebrations of this day as well. The company recently announced that it’s going to work together with an organization called ‘Girls in Tech Gibraltar’, also known as GIT.
Better gender representation
The partnership between NetEnt and ‘Girls in Tech Gibraltar’ is very special. From now on both parties support girls and women who are interested in technology. NetEnt has developed a strategy called ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It strives to a 50/50 gender representation in the company by 2020. This goal must be reached by working together with several women empowerment organizations, including GIT. Eventually NetEnt wants to be a leading organization in the field of diversity and equality in the technology world.
Women in the high-tech industry
NetEnt and GIT want to empower these very innovative women who start working in the high-tech industry. Their main goal is have more intelligent women entering tech startups by providing innovative programs and strategic partnerships all over the world. By creating proprietary NetEnt and Girls in Tech Gibraltar also hopes to discover bright new talent in the tech industry.
Gibraltar plays an import role in the gaming industry of the United Kingdom. Without Gibraltar it would be way more difficult to provide iGaming and other casino games. Although GIT is mainly a platform for women, anyone interested in technology and startups is supported. It does this by organizing events that must raise awareness to women in the tech industry. These events take place in Gibraltar and all the other places were GIT offices are located.
Diversity and gender equality
Diversity and gender equality are a pillar of NetEnts Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy. With our goal of having 50/50 gender representation in all levels of our company by 2020, our sponsorship of GIT further strengthens our commitment. Not only to achieve 50/50, but leading the way when it comes to diversity and equality in the tech sector.