Every year International Women’s Day has a theme. 2018’s theme is #PressforProgress and it could not be more relevant with the activities and protests from the past few months.
With growing movements such as #WomenInTech and #HeForShe making long-needed progress, women are continuing to break barriers and press for progress with gender parity. There is no doubt that today women are holding more positions of power and are making revolutionary changes in the workplace.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th, 4th Source believes in commemorating strong women in the tech industry. Women who are creating diverse female networks, mentoring younger generations to join and thrive in the industry, and continually breaking barriers.
According to ISACA’s 2017 Women in Technology Study, one of the top barriers experienced by women in tech is that 42 percent of them lack female role models in the field.
Celebrating International Women's Day means recognizing the many social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Celebrating women of influence in technology
To inspire conversation and motivate communities to think, act and be gender inclusive, 4th Source is celebrating International Women's Day by highlighting some of our influential and inspirational women employees who #PressforProgress in our company and the tech industry.
This campaign highlights their individual contributions towards the success of the company.
Deb Ferber, EVP, General Manager, Healthcare Customers
“I am motivated to #PressforProgress by investing time and energy into lifting others up. One of the most important aspects of my job is to help build the skills of others. I want people to want my job and I want to help make sure they have the skill sets to do it.”
Cindy Baum, Vice President of Global Human Resources
“I am motivated to #PressforProgress by offering a broad range of programs and resources to support all employees when it comes to equal opportunities, and assisting them to achieve work-life balance.”
Maureen Stewart, VP of Finance and Global Controller
“I am motivated to #pressforprogress by empowering, not only my team, but those around me to be the best that they can be. I encourage new ideas and new ways of doing things – new innovation is vital for employee and company growth.”
Samantha Luis, Sr. Director of Marketing
“I am motivated to #PressforProgress by creating equal opportunities for employees in our organization, just as I have been given. As the youngest director in my company, I was shown that 4th Source values achievements and ideas over biased traditions. Just as I have been given the opportunity to #LeanIn and have a voice at the executives’ table, I too want to offer those opportunities for all high-performing employees regardless of their age or gender.”
Luz Martinez, Director of Service Delivery
“I am motivated to #PressforProgress by creating opportunities that will help everybody in my team to achieve their career goals. I enjoy mentoring and nurturing talents and that’s why I want to help my team to utilize their strengths so they can grow to be the best version of themselves.”
#PressforProgress and break the barriers women in tech experience by learning more about our team members’ lives inside and outside the company, their motivations, and why they love working at 4th Source. Interested in joining 4th Source to help make these changes? Check out our career pages here and here and apply for one of our openings!
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