CTech caught up with Noa Zabar, CFO at Artlist; Kineret Karin, Co-Founder and COO at Rider Dome; Racheli Ganot, Founder and CEO of Rachip; and Hanna Yanovsky, GM and CRO at Caja Robotics, to hear their solutions on bringing more women into tech
Should the percentage of women employees in tech be artificially inflated, or should the hiring process only be skill-based? What are the advantages of having women in key roles and can an influx of women into tech solve the Israeli workforce shortage?
CTech presented all of these questions over recent weeks, and more, to nine women serving in senior roles in Israeli tech companies.
Featured in this special project are Noa Zabar, CFO at Artlist; Kineret Karin, Co-Founder and COO at Rider Dome; Racheli Ganot, Founder and CEO of Rachip; and Hanna Yanovsky, GM and CRO at Caja Robotics.
Racheli Ganot, Founder and CEO of Rachip, which provides software and hardware R&D services to leading high-tech companies, spoke of how more and more studies are showing that stock performance of companies improves with gender diversity. “Therefore, as long as there is no absolute equality in key positions, companies should focus on integrating women in senior management and boards of directors,” said Ganot. “There is no need to compromise on qualifications as there are quite a few worthy and skilled women available for such key positions. For example, five of six senior executives in Rachip are women. In addition to this, we should encourage qualified and skilled women to realize and acknowledge the fact that they can and should apply for key and senior positions in corporations.”
Ganot echoed a similar sentiment. “Gender diversity is an important part in solving the shortage of talent in high-tech. Rachip has been applying this agenda for 15 years with a focus on Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) women in areas of software and semiconductors development. The diversity creates an advantage for the companies. The variety of points of view, opinions and approaches lead to the proven success. More women in high-tech is just one of the solutions to the shortage in technical talent. The education effort applies to all sectors and is probably the most effective investment in bridging the availability of talent gap.”