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Mitt Liv and Sigma IT Consulting are collaborating for an inclusive society

Press Release   •   Feb 24, 2016 09:21 GMT

Mitt Liv (My Life in English) has begun a collaborative project with Sigma IT Consulting. The project is intended to increase diversity and to help people with the challenge of finding their way into the labor market, and consequently, to contribute to building a more inclusive society. Sigma IT Consulting is an IT and management company with offices at about 20 locations in Sweden and in another six countries.

Mitt Liv offers a mentor program for highly educated, immigrant professionals, as well as a partner program for the companies and organizations that want to focus on diversity and help build bridges in Swedish society.

Sigma IT Consulting will be participating in Mitt Liv's mentor program – Mitt Livs Chans. This entails that our employees will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of diversity and widen their perspectives. Some will also participate as mentors and assist people in making their entries into the labor market. Sigma IT Consulting has chosen to participate in the year's mentor program with nine mentors. Mentor assignments will begin in September 2016 and continue until June 2017.

“When people with different backgrounds and experiences meet, both engagement and understanding of one another increase,” says Beatrice Silow, communication and culture manager at Sigma IT Consulting. “This is why we're happy to be able to offer our employees the opportunity to participate in these encounters and to contribute with our expertise in IT, career paths and leadership. Becoming a partner with Mitt Liv is an important step in our vision of creating a better tomorrow. Sigma's engagement is based on our values, in which engagement and drive are important components.”

“At present it takes seven to nine years for a professional with a foreign background to find work in Sweden that corresponds to his or her education,” says Sofia Appelgren, managing director for Mitt Liv. “We at Mitt Liv are therefore incredibly proud and happy to be given the opportunity to collaborate with Sigma IT Consulting. Their will and engagement are good prerequisites for successful and long-term work with diversity. This is the beginning of a journey during which we create opportunities for paths to jobs.

About Mitt Liv

Mitt Liv is a social enterprise that works for increased integration and diversity in the Swedish labor market through mentorship, education and lectures. Mitt Liv's vision is for an inclusive society and a labor market that values diversity. Read more at www.mittliv.com.

Press contact

Mitt Liv — Sylvia Rezania, +46 735-39 58 98, sylvia@mittliv.com

Sigma IT Consulting — Beatrice Silow, +46 703 79 15 06, beatrice.silow@sigma.se

Sigma is a leading consulting group with an objective to make our custom-ers more competitive. Our means is technological know-how and a constant passion for finding better solutions. We are 2,200 employees in eleven countries. 

Sigma is owned by Danir, held by the Dan Olofsson family. 

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