To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has launched a new program internal sponsorship with the aim of increasing the number of women in technology leadership positions. An important initiative, which aims to build a culture
inclusive and to create concrete learning opportunities for all talented young women: through the sponsor, in fact, the girls selected within the project will be followed and supported in the advancement of one’s career professional.
“We want to become the reference company for women in talent in the technology sector. The percentage of women who work in our tech area is higher than the average of sector but it is still not enough, for this reason we are implementing a series of initiatives to achieve goals even more ambitious. I believe in the power of knowledge and in value of opportunities, which is why we continue to strive to allow an ever increasing number of women to achieve leadership positions in technology, “he said
Federico Marchetti , President and CEO of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group.
The Sponsorship Program is part of a program of initiatives demonstrating
Group investments in digital education and women empowerment . That of reducing the gender gap, which in the field hi-tech is still quite strong has become a kind of mission for the Group that has been organizing education programs since 2016 digital. But not only. The newly launched program also stems from the commitment that Federico Marchetti has made as a member founder of Male Champions of Change , the coalition of leaders which includes BBC representatives, Condé Nast and Microsoft Ventures who work alongside women for achieve gender equality in the professional world.