- How to increase the proportion of women in the IT sector in Estonia?
How to increase the proportion of women in the IT sector in Estonia?
Andres Sutt (Minister of Business and Information Technology 2021-2022) commented to ERR in July 2022 that the proportion of women in the IT field in Estonia is about one fifth, which is a good result compared to neighboring countries, but it is definitely possible to go above one fifth. The same is confirmed by the Women in Digital Scoreboard 2022 conducted by the European Commission.
We invite all those interested to participate in our ideation workshop on the topic "How to increase the proportion of women in the IT field in Estonia?". Together, we create new solutions to attract more women to the Estonian IT sector. The workshop will be followed by a round table involving various representative organizations at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry on March 31, where will be a discussion on how to implement these ideas.
DATE AND PLACE
15th of March 2023 from 13.00 until 17.00 at Elutuba Lava Taga (Kastani 42, Tartu)
The ideation workshop becomes a reality thanks to a project focused on increasing the proportion of women in the IT sector. The project is partially financed by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).
The workshop is a side event of sTARTUp Day 2023 – the most startup-minded business festival, taking place on 15th-17th March 2023 in Tartu.
Jelena Žovnikova LinkedIn
Jelena is an experienced financial & business advisor, mentor, trainer and entrepreneur. In an advisory group Grant Thornton Baltic, Jelena has been a partner (incl. the managing partner of the group’s Latvian operations) and a manager of advisory projects. In recent years, Jelena is mainly consulting small- and medium-size enterprises, startups and creative people. She educates and mentors teams in programmes by NGA Loov Eesti, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Startup Estonia, Prototron fund, Startup Wise Guys accelerator, Draper University, Garage48 and others both in Estonia and abroad. Additionally, she is a core team member of two Estonian crowdfunding platforms (Fundwise and Hooandja).
Jelena’s main consulting and training fields include:
– planning company’s development and launching necessary business processes,
– preparation of business plans/financial forecasts/budgets,
– choice and validation of a business model,
– company valuation,
– efficiency analysis,
– mapping funding sources,
– organization of a crowdfunding campaign.
Jelena’s working languages are English, Estonian and Russian.