Women That Build
A Be kind initiative
Fostering diversity and inclusion
Women That Build is our campaign to promote the inclusion and professional growth of women in the technology industry, boosting the diversity and balance of talent, both within our organization and outside in the communities we are part of.
Our way to produce real impact in IT
Grow, Empower, Lead
The tech industry remains male dominated. We want to change this reality and inspire women and non-binary people to get interested in STEM-related careers, and create a more diverse and inclusive industry. To challenge the status quo, we want to create a place of inspiration and growth - a place based on equality and diversity.
How do we change reality?
We designed a program where we accompany women and non-binary people through their career journey, from when they are at school through starting their first job, to further career and professional development. At each stage, we have put in place a variety of training programs and initiatives to help them thrive.
This first step aims to encourage women to become interested in science, technology, and mathematics.
Some of the key programs that we have put together are the "Girls Programming Club" in Argentina, in which 1,500 girls have already participated. There is the "Empower Her" program in India and our partnership with Laboratoria, where we aim to train and mentor women in Latin America.
We also have created "Coffee with role models", to reflect on topics from a gender perspective. We launched our Globant “Women that Build” Awards. We also host a “Women that Build” month and “Women Development Week”, to inspire, provide tools, and share learnings with women in IT.
We are working to improve access to education for women and non-binary people.
We have put in place specific Globant initiatives to provide tools and knowledge, and we also collaborate with educational institutions. We have offered more than 500 scholarships. As part of our Be Kind initiative, we aim to train 5,000 women and non-binary people in technology by 2025.
An example of these initiatives is Globant Academy, our corporate university, as well as courses and training covering subjects that include DevOps, UI, Angular, CSS, among others.
We apply diversity and inclusion practices in our recruitment processes to increase awareness, understanding, and ensure diversity at scale.
We have created an inclusive hiring training, which we are currently conducting with all our recruiters. We have a gender identity and expression training with Globant’s People team. Every Glober has to take mandatory diversity and inclusion awareness training.
We’ve also created an initiative to empower and encourage experienced technologists who are on a career break to rejoin the industry.
We accompany women and non-binary people to sustain their careers in different stages of their lives such as when becoming a mother, offering extended maternity and paternity leave.
We have created the “Soft Landing” program, part of the “Globant4U” initiative, to help women as they become mothers.
Another branch of this initiative are our parenting talks. So far we have provided talks to 700 families covering everything from safety and first aid, and how to cope with children during quarantine.
As part of our Be Kind initiative, we aim to achieve 50% female and non-binary representation in management positions by 2025.
To help with career development, we have specific programs in place, such as those run by Globant University. These include the Diversity & Inclusion Learning Path, and LEAP, Globant’s leadership program.
These are some of the initiatives that emerge from the campaign.
Globant’s Lean In Circles
We encourage the creation of these women-led spaces for their professional growth in the IT industry. They constitute an arena of professional growth, of gaining skills, seeking advice and showing solidarity.
Four years ago we met for the first time with Laboratoria. In Globant today, we have five Laboratrians working in our offices in Chile
Club de Chicas Programadoras
We want to break down myths about the 'difficulties' of technology. We teach girls and young women how to code through a ludic program , showing them how fun coding can be!
Acámica scholarships for women
Of the 500 scholarships, 80% are aimed at women who have an interest in developing in an industry with huge growth challenges, promoting the inclusion and diversity of this sector.
Coffee with Role Models
To promote diversity and inclusion at Globant, we started a new cycle of virtual talks, where we seek to open dialogues and reflections on different topics from a gender perspective.
Podcast: Be one of a kind
Listen to inspiring stories told first hand by women leaders and entrepreneurs who manage innovation and promote diversity and inclusion.
Globant launches the “Globant Awards – Women that Build Edition
This award recognizes leading women for promoting inclusion in the industry and promising young women who have demonstrated their potential to innovate in technology.
Globant breaks with industry trends and retains female talent
Globant achived positive indicators at retaining female talent over time. Here we outline some of the cultural strategies behind this gender diversity milestone.
Women that Build: Fostering diversity and inclusion
Women That Build is our program to promote the inclusion and professional growth of women in our industry.
Globant & Laboratoria: working towards more women in IT
Laboratoria Ii’s a non-profit organization focused on career and technology training for young women in Latin America.