In 2021 we launched a diversity and inclusion discipline where the aim is to provide all employees with better knowledge of the benefits of having teams consisting of people with different backgrounds and experiences.
We have also partnered with several organisations that promote women in tech. By supporting initiatives that promote diversity, we can accelerate our progress by combining resources. These organisations work towards closing the gender gap and making tech an inspiring field for women.
SHE Community’s main agenda is to close the gender economic gap. They host the annual SHE Conference – Europe’s largest gender diversity conference, offer events, study and mentor programs, and act as consulting partners to businesses in Norway and abroad. They believe that it is crucial to take action now to create change that will reduce the gender pay gap.
Women in Tech started with a breakfast meetup to put the spotlight on women in the tech teams. It has now grown into the largest annual event for women in the tech industry in the Nordics. By providing a network of peers and by showcasing brilliant female experts, visionaries, leaders and explorers, they inspire women to consider a future in technology. As partners, we provide insights from the work we do and the decisions we make, contributing to the movement and making a difference together.
The purpose of Mimmit koodaa (in English: women coding) is to increase equality in the Finnish software industry by breaking the stereotype that coding is only for men. Their association represents over 600 software companies and their leaders, and the program is now over 6000 women strong. Through the support of Visma and other software and e-business companies, Mimmit Kooda is working to make positive change and give future generations an equal opportunity to study and flourish in the IT field, especially in the software industry.
Equality check is a platform for anonymous reviews about equal opportunity and inclusion in the workplace. Employees can use the platform to leave anonymous reviews about equal opportunity, workplace culture, work/life balance, the management’s commitment to diversity and more. Their belief is that it is possible to create a better workplace for everyone through transparency and accountability. Visma is a founding partner and one of the first companies to fund their research project. Together, we are encouraging people to get on board and increase transparency at the workplace.