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Gender & Diversity

Ambassadors

Appointing gender equality and diversity ambassadors is one way to extend the discussion and learning to a broader circle of employees and partners. The exact role played by ambassadors varies from project to project.

The SATIN project’s ambassadors are strategically important in realising sustainable gender-equality and diversity efforts at CDT and among CDT’s partners. The ambassador network contributes to creating a gender-equal IT project environment and, in the long-term, to increasing the percentage of women working in the IT industry. Ambassadors also share information at their workplaces and within their networks.

The ambassador network created as part of the SATIN project serves as a launching pad for CDT’s own ambassador network, Innovation and Gender.

Would you like to be CDT’s gender equality and diversity ambassador? Contact us today.

Gender Equality and Diversity Ambassadors within SATIN

  • Maria Adlerborn, Teknikens Hus
  • Johan E. Bengtsson, Internit
  • Maria Bideke, LTU-Grants Office
  • Mikael Bäckman, isMobile
  • Anders Broberg, UmU
  • Mikael Börjeson, LTU-CDT
  • Arne Gylling, LTU-CDT
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    It creates a better society. Regardless of the area, major disparities generate significant tensions.

  • Maria Magdalena Holmgren,  Management in Motion AB
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    For me, gender equality is crucial if we are to have any chance at all of reaching our goals for innovation, competitiveness and growth. Heterogeneous work groups have an open and constructive cooperative approach that utilises its members skills, improves the group’s ability to recognise and include different perspectives and expands its willingness and courage to think big and to coordinate different interests.
  • Jan-Olov Johansson, LTU-CDT
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    IT is one of the most segregated industries. It is important that any remaining systematic obstacles diversity and equality are removed. But I believe that the most significant reform will be achieved by increasing girls’ interest in studying IT.
  • Staffan Johansson, Neava
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    Increased gender equality and diversity are important factors in realising increased and sustainable economic and social development.
  • Richard Jonsson, Agio
    How do you promote increased gender equality and diversity at your workplace?
    We draw up a wage chart to ensure that we’re paying equitable wages. We also actively encourage men to take paternity leave, to take time off to care for their children when they are ill and to work part-time. In addition, we also give 50 per cent of our sponsorship funds to female athletes in an effort to encourage equality in sport.
  • Aron Lidgren, Codemill
  • Lena Lindbäck, LTU-LDB
  • Anders Lundkvist, ArcticGroup
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    For myself as a business manager, it’s important for two reasons. The first derives from a sense of fairness. I want to see a society that welcomes those who don’t resemble or have the same culture as the majority and that is based on the view that all persons are of equal value. The second derives from a business standpoint. In a world that is changing at an ever-increasing pace, it’s important that businesses have a range of ways in which they can gather information about what’s happening. Diversity is a good way to make sure that a business doesn’t put all its eggs in one basket and, in the long-term, it also creates more profitable businesses.
  • Pär-Erik Martinsson, LTU-ProcessIT
  • Michael Nilsson, LTU-CDT
  • Marie Nolin, LTU-CDT
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    Because management that accurately reflects the make-up of its community and customer base makes better decisions.
  • Lena Palmquist, UmU
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?

    Gender equality and diversity are linked to both social justice and quality. Regardless of whether you’re talking about producing IT products and services, or about creating a good workplace, a diverse group of people provides the kind of insight and knowledge that likely isn’t possible to produce with a homogeneous group of people. In short, the more experience and perspectives you have, the greater your objectivity.
  • Jan Pettersson, LTU-CDT
  • Marika Stålnacke, Ericsson
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    In many ways, it’s an industry of the future. It offers good and interesting work with good wages, relatively speaking, and has an enormous impact right throughout society. It is a matter of basic justice that people from different backgrounds and from both sexes should have equal opportunities to work in this industry. It is necessary from a societal perspective that people with different backgrounds and outlooks are included and are able to influence such an important area.
  • Terése Taaveniku, isMobile
  • Gunnel E. Vidén, Plan Sju kommunikation AB
    Why do you believe that gender equality and diversity are important?
    From my perspective the two are closely connected to democracy and justice and with our collective ability to create a better world in matters both large and small. If the norm is broadened, then we can all develop as people to a greater extent and can stop fearing one another.
  • Paula Wennberg, LTU-CDT
    How do you promote increased gender equality and diversity at your workplace?
    It’s obvious to me that gender equality and diversity contribute to the IT industry’s development. If the industry is going to develop, we must achieve a more even gender distribution and greater diversity in both academia and the business world. This conviction is what motivates me to initiate and develop projects within this field in my work at CDT . I also believe that women and men should have equal opportunities to influence IT’s future development. Without gender equality, growth is not sustainable.