6 march 2017
Women Choose MAYKOR
As International Women's Day is coming up, MAYKOR, a leading Russian provider of IT and business process outsourcing services, reports a 10% increase in female IT specialists over the previous year.
MAYKOR is among the top three IT companies by number of employees. It employs over 5,200 people throughout Russia. More than 80% of staff are service engineers, and the proportion of women among them has grown by 15% during the year. Female senior managers are no exception. Four of the company's top managers are women. 15 MAYKOR branches out of 83 also have female heads.
The study of women's opportunities in the IT industry is one of the key social issues not only in Russia, but in Europe and the US as well. Despite some positive steps and some new opportunities for women in IT, there are still a number of problems that need to be resolved. In particular, MAYKOR keeps improving its internal corporate growth programs, paying special attention to fair assessment when appointing senior and middle managers.
In Russian and global practice, women demonstrate as high a performance result in senior positions as men. For example, female employees of MAYKOR land on the list of best IT executives in the TOP 1000 Russian Managers ranking every year. These names made the list in different years: Irina Semenova, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Irina Grigorian, Vice President of HR, and Ekaterina Voropaeva, President of MAYKOR-GMCS.
In addition, the company develops retraining courses for women who would like to become technical specialists, which is especially important for regions with a weak economy.
"IT is one of the most progressive industries, providing equal opportunities for everyone. However, in global practice, women are still underrepresented in technical professions and executive roles. The business has to create corporate opportunities to unlock women's full leadership and professional potential equally with men," - said Sergey Sulgin, President of MAYKOR.