Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
The month of May is reserved for the fifth edition of the ICT Supergirls event – the Croatian version of ITU’s Girls in ICT Day, which has been organized by Lemax Company under the title ICT Supergirls since 2015.
So far more than 7200 events have been held across the globe, in 160 countries and more than 244,000 participants.
Through the ICT Supergirls event, women are informed and motivated in their top professional development, thus contributing to the ICT industry that is struggling with a shortage of quality staff every day.
“Our goal is to show that there is room for everyone in the ICT sector,” said Nataša Kapov, the initiator of the event in Croatia and the main organizer for the fifth consecutive year.
Lectures by successful business women and ICT experts, who have built their careers in the ICT field, will discuss topics such as the fact that IT field is full of untapped potential and that young professionals who are not educated at the technology faculties are also successful in this industry
“Positive news is that every year there is an increasing percentage of girls enrolling at the faculties of technology, but this is not a prerequisite for hiring in the IT sector,” Nataša said.
Many occupations in ICT sector require knowledge that can be obtained through quality onboarding and employee introduction programs, and require soft skills that women already possess, as well as some other skills in the fields that they already gained through education.
Another barrier to accepting the challenges that the ICT sector offers is the fear of the unknown or misunderstanding of positions that are new or specific to a particular branch of ICT industry.
“The lack of knowledge about the job title is often cited by candidates as one of the reasons they hesitated to apply for a position, and at the ICT Supergirls event we want to show examples to girls and boys to dispel their fear of the unknown, and to encourage them to have faith in their knowledge and skills, as well as to show them that they can learn whatever they don’t know,” Nataša concluded optimistically.
Within the ICT Supergirls, women will have the opportunity to learn from business women who have already found their path in the IT industry, within a mentorship program symbolically called You Can Do It, which is also the official hashtag of the conference this year.
If you would like to participate free of charge at this year’s event, please visit the official website and the event page on Facebook.