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Unacast is Recognized as a Global Leader in Gender Diversity

May 29, 2018
Kjartan Slette
COO & Co-founder

We are so proud to be nominated by Oda Network as one of three companies in Norway that are best at gender diversity. And since Norway is one of the best countries in the world in maintaining and increasing gender diversity, well, that means we're leading the way on a global scale too.  

Of that we are humbled, proud and ready for the hard work that lies ahead.

This is what Oda writes about Unacast

“Unacast has a conscious strategy of ensuring diversity in its organization and has significantly increased the proportion of women in the company in six months, from 0% female engineers and 17% female in total, to 31% female engineers and 36% female share in total. Unacast and the entrepreneurs are particularly good at highlighting their female employees and other female role models in tech while writing articles, expressing themselves in the media and at conferences on how diversity is a success factor for the company. Unacast has shown that everyone can make a difference when one is aware of the goal and is willing to work for real change.

We’ll find out next week if we’ll win. Either way we’ll keep on working hard to become better at gender diversity specifically and diversity generally - we have much to yet accomplish.

Check out some of our previous posts on the topic

«March 8th is International Women's Day. I'll be truthful with you - I haven't been 8th of March marching before. This year I am doing more than marching. I'm getting up on stage to speak» This 8th of March, I'll do More Than March
«Why would an already "good" company like Unacast want or need to remind ourselves to #begood? Simple: We're working to create a tidal wave of our own» Why a Good Company with Good People Should Have a Code of Conduct:
«In just six months we have greatly improved the gender balance at Unacast, now at 36% women and 64% men. How did we do this? The answer is as easy to communicate as it is hard to do: We wanted to improve, and we worked hard to do» We stopped talking about diversity, and did something about it:
«I am torn as these thoughts rush through me like the windows in the boardroom were suddenly removed and the New York winter wind demands us to cool our heads and confess: We failed at diversity» From zero to xerox – how we failed at diversity
Check out our handbook, benefits promoting gender diversity, and our diversity dashboard Unacast career page