May 29, 2019
Technology industry demographics continue to skew toward males. Gender diversity has not affected these tech companies as much as it has in other markets. Google, for example, only has women in 25.7% of their tech-based jobs, and Facebook hovers around 22%.
This is one place where Evo differs from the status quo. Women in tech represent the majority at our company. I spent a week interviewing five of the top women in tech roles: Elena and Eleonora who work on Evo Replenish, Viola who tracks markets and designs algorithms for price deviations, Chiara who handles diagnostics and tracking tools, and Giulia who oversees support for customer handling and more.
Evo data scientist’s work and projects
Both tech and client-focused activities fill data scientists’ days at Evo. Clients take priority when it comes to deadlines and service. When not immediately helping a customer, additional development and improvements take precedence. This includes algorithmic standardization, process simplification, and greater efficiency.
Team cooperation helps every aspect of Evo’s success. Recent graduates with focuses specialties work synergistically with each other just like a family. Work here combines a casual atmosphere with on-point effort and a sense of fun, which you can clearly feel at team parties, holiday gatherings, and the EvoCon held every year.
High aspirations and prospects for women in tech at Evo
Elena, who imagined Evo Replenish, which helps retail chains manage inventory, won the Digital Supply Chain startup award at the IT4Fashion event in 2018. When asked about job fulfillment, she mentioned a strong sense of satisfaction when concepts become effective reality using her formulas. She is glad that her graduate thesis allows her to create useful applications for the real world.
New hire Eleonora choose a job in software engineering due to a love of programming and affecting change that almost feels like a super power. Her goals include expansion of both her skills and diverse sectors they can help.
Viola’s interest in mathematics and data pushed her to expand her knowledge of both theoretical ideas and practical applications in new directions. She prefers Evo over her last two places of employment due to its aura of empowerment, community, and comfort.
Chiara transferred from economics at university to data analysis at Evo. She finds the diverse work both intellectually intriguing and novel. It’s a new field that she feels will continue to grow in the future. Her impression of why fewer women work in tech stems from mostly cultural differences. She appreciates Evo’s and the world’s push toward more equality between the genders.
Giulia’s interest in computer engineering led directly to a new career as a data scientist. She spoke about the benefits of working with successful people and how they offer inspiration and assistance for improving both hard and soft skills in the workplace. When asked about the lack of women in tech industry jobs, she expressed confidence that things were starting to even out. More female students than ever before are choosing scientific and technology-based majors and specialties.
Unlike Evo, most tech companies are dominated by men still. While some women may experience discrimination, an ever-increasing number recognize that diversity is key to success in the future.