Society tells us that women today have more opportunities. As true as that might be, equal opportunity is still very much a work in progress. That is why we at Onedot are committed to the equal rights of all people – regardless of origin, gender, sexual orientation, skin color, health, education, social status or occupation. The audiences we address have one thing in common: talent.
Always on the lookout for new talent, suitable profiles, and personalities, we look forward to networking events and notably if it is a special one, like WomenHack. WomenHack organizes networking and recruiting events worldwide that bring together companies and women with a background in software development. Onedot aims to counteract the underrepresented women in tech companies and actively recruit female employees.
Networking as a career springboard can only be successful when candidates make themselves widely visible through competent activity. The goal is not to be present at every event or in every social network. It is rather about showing a general presence, and hence it is important to acknowledge the rise of women’s associations.
Irrespective of the thematic orientation of a women’s association, an exchange should take place which allows learning from each other and to give each other feedback in order to achieve personal development and strengthening.
In the business sector, many opportunities for women exist to position themselves well, like at networking events for women who are interested in professional life paths and management careers. There, successful women and employers get to know each other and increase their female share in an upcoming digital change.
Nobody who has made a good career has only applied for jobs whose requirements they completely met. You only learn sustainably if you can grow into a task. A great deal of confidence and a broad imagination of what is possible can help. Networking is important because it leads to job offers, to industry knowledge, to client acquisition, and networking leads to sales.
In a search for talents, Onedot visited WomenHack in Zürich, to participate at diversity talks. The concept is pretty simple: In two hours, candidates can talk to 20 companies, both present their knowledge and interests in 5-minute rapid interviews to keep things captivating and lean. It is about having fun, engaging, exploring, and testing if the job can be inspiring and attractive at the same time.
WomenHack started after Marina Petrenko, Director of Operations and Business Development at WomenHack, redefined the networking environments and broke the outdated frames of job search gatherings. She created meetup spaces that are more motivating and less aggressive, with a rapid entry format for talented women looking for a job and expand their network for future opportunities.
We liked it a lot. We met interesting people, explained what Onedot is about and how we can grow together with know-how and vision. The candidates were very attentive and curious, and eager to get more information. Well organized, a good pool of skilled candidates and a genuine feeling of networking got us thrilled. This event inspired us to significantly increase the proportion of women in our own workforce and we will continue to do so in the future. Check out the open positions at Onedot and don't be shy to drop us a note to see how you can make the best of your strength in tech and commerce!