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Empowering women in tech every day of the year

Happy International Women’s Day! At Pandas, we are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, where skills are valued based on capability, not gender. Today, we want to reflect on the progress made towards empowering women in the tech industry and reaffirm our commitment to creating an environment that is beneficial for all employees and the company itself.

We understand the importance of diversity and equality in the workplace and put a great emphasis on the company’s culture. In fact, research shows that inclusive teams make better business decisions up to 87% of the time.

We actively seek out diverse candidates and provide opportunities for underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

We are thrilled that 50% of our Engineering and Research & Development departments are comprised of women.​

But it’s not just about hitting diversity quotas. We prioritize a culture of inclusivity, offering professional development opportunities, flexible work arrangements, and a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination and any form of harassment. Our employees can feel valued and supported, knowing their opinions matter. But don’t just take our word for it. Here is the hands-on experience from some of our employees:

Lamprini Mentza

Lamprini Mentza, Product Manager for Hardware, highlights how the working environment at Pandas is promoting a culture of constant progress and development:

“I feel that I am part of a team, where skills aren’t based on your gender but rather on your own capabilities. The company has trust in me and I feel very comfortable in taking initiatives and proposing new ideas, without any hesitation. When people are happy with their working environment and are free to express themselves, their personal development and the company’s success go hand in hand.”

Smaro Kastani

Smaro Kastani, Project Manager in Product, is given the space to grow professionally and personally:

“Pandas has created a culture that actively promotes security at work, is free of discrimination and always respects the employee’s personality – and not just based on their academic achievements – keeping a fine balance on every level. I get to work on various smaller or bigger projects that help me develop my technical skills but also train me in becoming more flexible, both professionally and personally. My coworkers are people with a range of backgrounds and that only nurtures creativity and innovation even more.”

Catherine Karali

For Catherine Karali, Junior Software Engineer, her experience at Pandas is unique. As she points out:

“This is the first time in my career that I happen to be in a team with more women. However, gender is something that doesn’t preoccupy me because this is an environment that doesn’t make me think about it. I’m constantly learning new things and even though my team is small, I work on many different projects that help me grow my skills. On top of it, I always have access to educational material to be up-to-date in my field and that’s amazing. At Pandas, we all have a common goal, bolstered by different points of view that all make a unified team that is characterized by its creativity and innovation."

Empowering women in tech is an ongoing process that requires dedication and commitment every single day of the year. We hope that our commitment to equality will inspire other companies to do the same, creating a more equitable tech industry for all.

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