Providing equal opportunities in the tech industry helps ensure that individuals get a fair share of the spoils of the tech boom, but it’s also key to building a digital world with less of bias. One way to do that is to engage supportive allies to be champions for their fellows. When one individual helps another, amazing things can happen! This is what we conclude after meeting in person members from the Sistech community: an international organization committed to empower refugee women since 2018.
Sistech deploys its programs in France, Italy and Greece to accelerate the professional inclusion of displaced women in qualified & sustainable tech & digital jobs of their choice. Beat is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. Equal opportunities are part of our DNA and not only for our employees. That’s why we joined forces with the Sistech organization in Greece by hosting one of their Fellowship workshops at Beat’s headquarters in Athens.
The Fellowship is a 6-month free program of weekly workshops and mentoring sessions structured around tech specialties such as web development, data analysis, UX/UI design, digital marketing etc. In this context, we are thrilled to already have two Beat employees being mentors in the program, unfolding their experience in the tech ecosystem while guiding refugee women to their journey finding a career in technology.
On Wednesday April 13th, a team of 20 people including fellows from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Iran, Irak, Pakistan, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, mentors coming from different tech companies and Sistech representatives visited our HQs. As part of the initiative, Beat’s Talent Acquisition team equipped fellows with tips on how to land a career in technology and highlighted fruitful insights about the Beat culture.
“We are glad that Beat contributed to make one of our Fellowship workshops become a reality. Sharing a common vision with Beat, we aim to build the bridge between the untapped talents of refugee women and encourage companies to stand for more diversity in tech,” marks Aggelina Mila, Country Project Manager Greece at Sistech.
At Beat we are proud of our culture, in which gender, ethnicity and backgrounds play no role! Instead we focus on qualifications, eagerness of evolving and a thirst for knowledge and constantly becoming better on what we do. We are an ever growing family where women represent 43% of Beat’s total workforce globally, unlocking the true potential of cities through innovation and technology. We welcome and embrace diverse perspectives, coming from people with different backgrounds and cultures. It’s impressive to see over 43 nationalities being part of the Team Beat. We believe that by offering equal opportunities to grow to all employees, treating everyone with respect no matter gender and backgrounds, inclusion is an inevitable result.
We drive innovation when we all contribute to an inclusive culture that attracts a diverse group of the brightest talent, and inspires everyone to freely contribute to their maximum potential. We see talented individuals that crave to learn, evolve and offer back to the community by developing seamless mobility for a safe and sustainable urban life and a better tomorrow.