Session: Importance of diverse Teams
Why do we need more diverse teams and particularly why do we need more women in IT? This question has many facets both economic and societal. Benefits reach across individual, family, company, and societal levels.
Accenture in 2017 set a target to reach 50/50 global gender parity by 2025. As we are getting closer to reaching this target we can reflect on the motivation and on our journey towards it at Accenture Baltics
- Importance of diverse teams in creating highly usable products
- Digital skills are one of key drivers for women's economic empowerment
- Companies with diverse teams and especially diverse leadership teams reach higher results benefitting all involved
- With dedication and investment it is possible to attract more women to IT career, but you can't to do it alone
Alda Zeila is an IT professional of 20+ years. Her career journey has given her an opportunity to learn the essence of the Software Development business starting from a junior Software Developer role to a Delivery Lead role for large engagements. Aldas’ career journey has crossed 2 continents. Her IT career with Accenture started in Toronto, Canada, and continued in Riga, Latvia. Her current role focuses on growing the Intelligent Operations team in Baltics and leading Commercial and Delivery PMO business groups in the Nordics. She is leading a team of 250 highly motivated individuals that inspire her to do better every day. On top of her main responsibilities, Alda invests in her passions through spearheading Inclusion & Diversity as well as Change Enablement at Accenture Baltics. Alda believes that being authentic and working in an environment that is well structured and has strong communication culture is key to attracting and keeping motivated people.