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Omegapoint inspires young girls to choose high school education which leads way to higher education within the IT sector

Press release   •   Nov 21, 2018 15:10 CET

Omegapoint is one of few external companies attending the upcoming exhibition “Gymnasiemässan 2018” at Älvsjömässan, 22 – 24 November in Stockholm. The ambition is to meet young girls and inspire them to choose a high school curriculum which will give them the opportunity to pursue university studies in order to work in the IT industry.

"We were a couple of women working as consultants at Omegapoint who felt we should, and could, contribute to achieve a more equal gender distribution within the IT industry.” Says Rebecca Ocklind, consultant at Omegapoint Stockholm. "The challenge is that young girls usually do not turn to IT-related education in high school and university to the extent needed to eventually get enough women working in the IT sector."

Five women at Omegapoint decided to do something about the situation and suggested they attended “Gymnasiemässan 2018” with an exhibition booth to be present and share their experience to raise an interest for a career in the IT-industry.

"We want to share our experience from working in the IT-industry, it’s fun and programming means so much more than just writing computer programs. Hopefully being women we can showcase us as role models and at the same time crush some prejudice about programmers.” says Rebecca.

Omegapoint has realized the value of actively, sometimes already during college study colleges and universities, working to identify, attract and further develop Sweden's top talents, both women and men, in IT– and technology. In 2011 Omegapoint launched the Academy Professional Program to attract students who wanted to start their career after graduation at university. In the Academy Professional Program newly graduates can combine theoretical education with interesting customer assignments, and at the same time learn from Omegapoint's most experienced consultants.

"Omegapoint's corporate culture is characterized by openness, development and commitment. We value knowledge and personal development higher than anything else is why I am proud and pleased that Rebecca and her colleagues took this initiative. "Says Anna-Clara Söderbaum, CEO Omegapoint Stockholm

Over time, Omegapoint has prioritized and supported various initiatives for women in the IT sector. An example of a commitment is Omegapoint’s support of “DataTjej”.

  • Over the last five years, Omegapoint has sponsored the conference “DataTjej”, a conference organized annually for women studying IT or computer science at university.
  • The conference alternates between Sweden's largest universities. Omegapoint has participated in Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Linköping and Lund.
  • In 2019, “DataTjej” is organized in Umeå and Omegapoint is participating and sponsors the conference.

Read mor about Gymnasiemässan 2018: https://www.gymnasiemassan.nu/

Read more about the conference at: https://datatjej.se

About Omegapoint Group AB

Omegapoint Group AB is expert consultants in information security and secure application development as well as a leading provider of Cyber Security solutions. Omegapoint was founded in 2001 and 60 percent of the company is owned by of the staff and 40 percent is owned by Private Equity company PRIVEQ.

Omegapoint is a leading supplier to Nordic companies and organizations in industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, banking and finance, insurance, media, telecom and automotive. Omegapoint also works with strategic assignments in governmental organizations and defense.

We help our customers digitize their business operations and to rapidly develop secure and efficient systems, processes and business. Omegapoint create the most and best value in projects where technology develops business and where system development and security meets.

Omegapoint had sales of MSEK 351.4 during 2017 and operating profit before goodwill amortization (EBITA) was MSEK 31.9.

Omegapoint has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala and Umeå and employs approximately 300 people.

Visit us at: www.omegapoint.se

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