Proudly part of the Strong Women in IT Network 2023!
Just like in 2021, our CEO Fleur van Wely (as some other NextSales Ambassadors) is proudly part of the Strong Women in IT Network. What started in 2018 with the participation of 55 Women, has now grown into a global network of over 250 women at the C-level from the IT industry.
Strong Women in IT enables members–recognized women to strengthen their network for inspiration, career development, and personal brand creation.
The connective and inspirational platform gives all connected women a chance to inspire and learn from each other and build a sustainable motion to enable women to reach high managerial and leadership positions in the IT Industry.
Since 2019, every other year a study is being held amongst the members. The questionnaire, which serves as the basis for the research, consists of 56 questions, with a predominance of open-ended questions to gather more personal insights.
The study focuses on several key areas, such as:
- The role of women as leaders professionally and personally
- Work-life integration
- Challenges faced by women as leaders in the current market situation
- The phenomenon of “technology overload”
- Key trends in the IT industry
- And more
Interested in reading the full report? Download it here!
At NextSales we see that although the IT industry is still heavily dominated by men, however women are getting a stronger footprint. We applaud inclusivity and support the sustainability goals of the UN to guarantee equal opportunity. We want to give women a chance, but only when they are the right person for the job. We see many companies appointing women at the C-level, but often not because of their skills, but because then they have complied with regulations of Women Quotas.
Our CEO Fleur van Wely has been active in the IT industry for over 18 years and is enthusiastic about women getting a stronger voice in the IT industry, but she also has a strong opinion about only getting selected for a position because you are a woman.
For example: If you need to find a pilot to fly a plane you look for the person with the best skills and qualifications to bring people safely from A to B, if that is a woman: great, but only hiring a pilot because she is a woman: not a safe idea!
The reason why NextSales is proudly part of the Strong Women in IT Network? It features successful, hard-working, and inspiring women who have achieved success in the IT industry and continue to do so to change the future!