The study explores how digital support tools for gender equality and inclusion can be designed, disseminated and used in organizations and society. The study is based on practical examples from Sweden, which include digital apps, tests, models, process support and training.
An inclusive and innovative business model that provides better business for companies in the IT industry. This is the goal of the Gender Smart Arena project. – Without gender equality companies will not get sustainable growth, says Paula Wennberg, Project Manager at the Center for Distance-Spanning Technology at Luleå University of Technology.
A well-attended conference on examples and tools for practical gender mainstreaming has put an end to the first Gender Contact Point project. Questions about gender, gender equality, diversity and innovation were discussed by companies, researchers and other actors.
In the Gender Contact Point project, the company Tromb and researchers at Luleå University of Technology develop and implement tools for increased diversity. – Gender Contact Point has been an eye-opener, not least in the recruitment process, says Linda Lundmark, digital business developer at Tromb.
Through the participation in the project Gender Contact Point, the IT company Arctic Group hopes to recruit more women and increase their competitiveness. – Of course, the new knowledge we're obtaining shall ultimately give us more business, says Lena Jonsson.
A gender perspective integrated in the recruitment process will contribute to a sustainable and long-term competence at Luleå University of Technology. Through the EU project Genovate, the university's experiences of a new working method, will hopefully contribute to an impact in more organizations.