Sergey Tokarev: How to inspire women to seek careers in Ukrainian Technology

Good specialists give their all while progressing in the field in which they work. A qualified worker becomes a valuable member of a company’s team and has a bright future for the nation if they provide excellent results for the business and keep going forward by expanding their skill set. Therefore, it makes no difference if this employee is a man or a woman. Both have the right to develop in their respective fields of interest. Founding partner Roosh and investor in Reface Sergey Tokarev discusses the current problems relating to the presence of female IT professionals in Ukraine and offers perceptive alternatives.

Several preconceptions have been destroyed by the modern world, including the one that claims IT is exclusively a “male” profession. According to Sergey Tokarev, there is currently a substantial demand for IT among females. They are more eager to advance their careers in IT as their passion for the field grows. Nonetheless, the problems with gender stereotypes frequently force people to give up and alter their course in life. Regrettably, it occurs frequently and destroys chances that may have been great for the nation. Many people believe that women only qualify for HR or QA tester positions and that they join the IT industry in search of a life partner. But these claims are utterly false. By preventing women from advancing in high-tech, the world is losing perspective.

Approximately 25% of Ukrainian IT specialists are women at the moment, which is insufficient. The IT entrepreneur offers excellent solutions to encourage girls’ interest in working in IT and to provide them with educational options to pursue professions in the field. Sergey Tokarev suggests 3 strategies to boost the proportion of women working in Ukrainian IT.

Thematic clubs

Giving girls the chance to learn more about women in IT and the kind of careers they can pursue through themed clubs and communities is the first step. SHE is SCIENCE, an initiative that brings together interested girls and reveals the contribution of 12 Ukrainian female scientists, and is an excellent illustration of such a community. Participants can learn about each female scientist’s professional path through this endeavor. These include Olga Perevozchikova, a scientist who helped develop state programming standards in Ukraine, and Kateryna Yushchenko, a programmer who developed a formal language for addressable programming. The project STEM is FEM developed the initiative to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM.

IT Education

Sergey Tokarev emphasizes the value of obtaining a higher degree once girls have decided on an IT career path. Consider SET University as a fantastic choice. The university offers a variety of courses for youths, boys and girls, that are mostly centered on technology. Yet because the IT sector wants to promote tech specializations among girls more, the organization intends to develop scholarship programs for them.

Professional communities

After receiving an IT education, girls must be given additional support and encouraged to participate in professional organizations. According to Sergey Tokarev, these groups can support women’s professional development by offering high-quality training programs. These networks frequently include Ukrainian and foreign experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence.