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Supporting Women Techmakers community

Cloud Works is the general partner of GDG Cloud Kharkiv, Google's community
Supporting universities and schools for technology, developing educational programs for students is our corporate value. Therefore, we are glad to be associated with GDG's educational events.

This time we took part in the Women Techmakers event dedicated to International Women's Day celebration. The event was attended by women in top positions in Kharkiv IT sphere: Elena Samarskaya, WTM Ambassador, General PM, Cloud Works, Tetyana Afanasyeva, Software Testing Manager, EPAM, Svitlana Petersen, Director of Operations TEAM International, Tatyana Fomina, Founder, CEO, HR agency «SunnyDolphin».
The event featured panel discussions. There were topics ranging from job search to the first working day, from parental leave to gender inequality in the office. By the way, parental leave was the subject that caused the most spirited discussion which lasted for forty minutes.
There are some insights from the WTM session:

  • Women's inner freedom and self-confidence are the main drive for business and personal success.
  • And what is very, very important is not to be afraid to talk about your needs and plans to your boss.
  • Mentoring is the best way to achieve top positions in any business sphere.
  • IT is an advanced industry where you have every opportunity to be an efficient specialist and a caring mother at the same time.
We are proud to support such socially relevant project as the Women Techmakers community