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Women in Tech
MORE POWER - MORE DIVERSITY
FAIRNESS & DIVERSITY
At ISD FENIQS, we know from experience that our female colleagues are an asset because they bring valuable perspectives that are missing in all-male teams. This is one of the reasons why we are convinced of the need to promote and challenge women so that they can occupy the space they deserve.
On this page you will find everything about our diversity initiative "Women in Tech (WiT)". With authentic testimonials from our female colleagues, at career fairs where we can meet in person, or through interesting articles and impressions of the WiT program, we want to inspire both women and LGBTIQ* and get them excited about our industry.
WOMEN IN TECH
Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Radia Perlman - do these examples mean anything to you? For a long time, these women fell under the radar, yet they are pioneers of the IT world whose inventions and discoveries revolutionized the technology industry.
The global percentage of women in STEM professions is still far too low at 33%, once again demonstrating the gender inequality in this industry.
As a company, we are therefore particularly concerned with closing this very gender gap. As part of the Women in Tech initiative, we at ISD FENIQS have launched a company-wide program in which colleagues continuously design and implement projects that bring us closer to our goal of increasing the proportion of women and diversity in the company.
Our goal is not only to fully develop the potential of our female experts, but also to awaken women's interest in the future industry of IT and the topic of digitization.
Does that sound interesting to you? Perfect! Because we need you to fulfill our vision! Together we will shape the IT of tomorrow and who knows, maybe you will become the next pioneer in the technology industry!
CAREERS AND SHORT BIOGRAPHIES
From career changers to traditionally grown team leaders, you will find a wide variety of careers at ISD FENIQS. With the following short biographies, we would like to introduce you to colleagues who have found the right perspective at ISD FENIQS in line with their individual life stories.
THE LATERAL ENTRANT
Four years ago, as a career changer in the field of Business/IT - Consultant at ISD FENIQS GmbH, I did not expect that today I would be juggling the terms "LAN", "WAN" and "UC-Service" as a matter of course. After all, my professions as a bank clerk and my later job as a department manager of a fashion chain, were far from it.
Today I support the project communication of a global IT infrastructure project at a large corporation. In order to ensure the flow of information between the various stakeholders, I had to familiarise myself with complex topics, which enabled me to acquire new specialist knowledge on a daily basis.
Joining ISD FENIQS was made very easy for me. I became aware of ISD FENIQS through a project colleague during an exchange in the coffee kitchen. Four weeks later, I had my contract on the table via the "Colleagues Recruit Colleagues" programme. A lot has happened since then. With the help of the wide range of further training courses, my team leader and I found suitable courses for me. I now hold PRINCE2® Foundation, Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner I certificates in my hands. "...and I am far from having reached the end..."
This shows me again and again that you can do anything if you approach new tasks with an open mind and motivation and also think outside the box. It also took some courage for me at first to embark on these new paths. I am all the more proud that I dared to enter the world of IT.
During my school years, my big dream was to become a lawyer, until I had to take the compulsory subject of computer science in the upper school. The 'compulsory' subject quickly turned into a passion for programming, which made me change my mind. Thus, I dedicated myself to the IT world and learned the profession of an IT systems clerk.
As a woman, it was not always made easy for me in our industry, as I was rather the exception at that time. After a few stations in my role as Junior Account Manager, I took over the management role of the Sales Office.
I came to ISD FENIQS GmbH after an initial personal contact via Xing. I accepted the invitation to a meeting with the managing director with anticipation. During the introductory meeting, the managing director presented me with several development opportunities, both professional and opportunistic.
So I switched to ISD FENIQS. As an account manager in sales, I took over the management of the back office and a short time later the commercial management of software development. To this day, I have never regretted the change.
In addition to my role as team leader, I have been able to apply my knowledge as a service and project manager for well-known customers. This career was only possible because ISD FENIQS invested in my further education and believed in me.
After returning from parental leave, I was offered several options to rejoin the company. While I did not choose the easiest path, I was confident that with the support of my supervisors, I could follow any path to achieve the common goal of success. With the possibility of flexible working (e.g. home office) or the option to take my daughter to the office with me in case of emergency, I was able to start with a good feeling.
This always confirms to me that I took the right path for me at that time. It doesn't matter how much you know about IT in detail, but that you are willing to adapt your goals to the changing future technologies and to convince with your strengths.
WOMAN OF ACTION
As life goes, never say never. I had computer lessons at school and had to program on paper with Basic. It was the most boring subject I'd ever had and I swore to myself: computers and me are not going to work out, we're not friends. So I followed my passion for languages, and then a few years later I happened to end up in IT and got stuck there.
Professionally, I have developed a lot, focusing on project management and obtaining the "Project Management Professional" certification from the PMI Institute. As a result, I now work as a project manager for a global pharmaceutical client, managing complex projects in the US, Costa Rica, France and Ireland from my home office. Every day is exciting and different and you grow from the challenges, especially since I implement projects without a technical background. It is important to have a quick grasp and to understand and pay attention to the dependencies.
I came to ISD FENIQS by chance. As I had felt comfortable in my old company, I was not actively looking for a new challenge and did not have the courage for something new as I am a single mother. One day ISD FENIQS fell at my feet and I jumped at the chance. The application process was lean and fast, so I could hardly believe how easy it had been. Within a few months I was offered the position of team leader for the onsite team at our pharmaceutical client. The change was the right decision and I have never regretted it so far.
Even though my passion is still the multicultural environment and languages, I am very happy to have gone the IT route, because I can also bring this strength to bear here. It is not important to have a love for technology, but to be open to new challenges and to approach new topics with commitment.
COMPANY CONTACT FAIRS
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU IN PERSON
Together with our colleagues, our recruiting team is regularly on the road at company contact fairs to get to know you personally. If we have caught your interest, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to getting to know you!
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