Women have come a long way in the tech industry, but there is still a long way to go. International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness of women’s under-representation in many fields, including tech. At S-PRO, we recognize the importance of gender equality and are committed to ensuring no biases or prejudices exist against any gender in our workplace.
We are immensely proud to have a team of talented and innovative women who continue to drive our company forward with their unique perspectives and contributions. To celebrate their achievements and showcase women’s potential in IT, we have asked our female colleagues to share their experiences.
Kateryna Horbenko – a QA Engineer
“In fact, in all my experience in IT, I have not seen a difference between gender. Your personal growth depends on your ambitions, actions, and hard and soft skills.
But also I have a big experience working as a design engineer in a state enterprise. And there, I often saw the difference between men and women.
Cases where a man, and not a woman, held leadership positions with equal intelligence happened really very often.
So I am happy to be part of the IT world, where your career growth depends only on your personal skills”.
Olena Savchuk – a Full Stack Developer
“In fact, my experience in the tech industry has been nothing but positive and fulfilling. As a woman in IT, I have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and driven individuals, both male and female. I firmly believe that IT is a gender-neutral field where one’s skills, expertise, and contributions matter more than their gender.
Throughout my career, I have not faced any major hurdles or discrimination based on my gender. My male colleagues and superiors have always treated me with respect and professionalism, and I have been given equal opportunities to grow and excel in my role. In fact, I have been recognized and rewarded for my contributions to various projects and initiatives.
Overall, I am proud to be a part of the tech industry and to work for a company that values diversity, inclusivity, and gender neutrality”.
Kate Kulikova – a PHP Developer
“I’ve been working in IT for six years now. I only once experienced sexism at work; that happened two years before I joined the S-PRO team. It turned out that until then, I didn’t even realise what it was. But that was the exception rather than the rule. The key to any good, “healthy” team is support and respect for each other, regardless of gender. I am very happy to work in a great S-PRO team, where the team is not divided into males and females; we are all colleagues and friends striving for the same goal”.
Viktoriia Sysoieva – a Project Manager
“I’ve been working in the IT industry for several years and have never regretted choosing this way. The path in IT is difficult but incredibly interesting. You rarely get bored, especially if you are a Project Manager. What inspires me the most is the people I meet along the way. Teams, clients, and colleagues teach you something new and inspire you to new achievements. Generally speaking, there is always something new to learn in IT. You can work with innovative projects, and open new markets and tools for yourself. It motivates me a lot.
Sometimes, just because you are a woman, you need a little more time and effort to prove to the client your technology experience and earn trust. Luckily, this challenge can be easily overcome: just be yourself and do your job qualitatively”.
We want to emphasize that the journey towards gender equality in the tech industry is ongoing. It is crucial to acknowledge the contributions of women in technology and to continue to push for inclusivity, diversity, and gender neutrality in the workplace. At S-PRO, we will continue supporting our female colleagues and providing equal growth and success opportunities. We hope that our female colleagues’ experiences inspire other women to pursue careers in IT and showcase the limitless potential of women in this field. Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable future for all genders in technology.