Supporting women at SoHo Dragon
A key goal at SoHo Dragon is to foster an inclusive environment where women can thrive. We have enhanced learning through our corporate membership in The WIT Network, a global and local not-for-profit organization, to provide inspiration, education, mentoring, networking, and support to empower women to build and grow their careers/businesses in technology and pursue their ambitions.
Through this and other efforts, SoHo Dragon has three clear aims:
- Encourage women and girls to study STEM and pursue careers in technology
- Enable more women to attain leadership positions and enhance their career advancement at SoHo Dragon
- Help change the landscape of gender equality within the IT business
A strong female contingent leads the way at SoHo Dragon
With offices around the globe and an exponentially expanding workforce, we’re proud to recognize some of the women who are making it all possible at SoHo Dragon. Meet three women in our leadership who play a vital role in our success:
“As a student, I was drawn to software development because it is logical and practical, and not just theory. After getting my master’s and entering the workforce I learned two important things: One is that you need to create a work-life balance. The other is that you have to listen to and manage the expectations of both the people you work with and the customers you serve. My mentor in this is the current CEO (and former CTO) of SoHo Dragon, Peter Ward. As I move into the role of CTO, I need to learn from the example he set for me.”
“I handle the complete HR lifecycle of employees from onboarding to exiting the company, and with a headcount that is constantly growing, the work is challenging. One of the things I like about working at SoHo Dragon is that the directors ask our opinion and involve us in strategic decision making. I plan to learn more about HR analytics, which can help improve recruitment and retention, and provide real value to the company. ”
SoHo Dragon Women’s Network
What is the SoHo Dragon Women’s Network (SDWN):
A forum for communication and support which is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion.
What are the aims of the network:
- Create a supportive environment where women can discuss work, the challenges and opportunities and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
- Create an opportunity for women to learn from each other in an informal setting.
- Contribute to and help inform the SoHo Dragon business through engagement with the Senior Management team.
Want to join our SoHo team?
Meet some of our field consultants:
“The team I work with at SoHo is great. People share their knowledge, and the work is inspiring and challenging so I learn a lot and I’m never bored. My supervisor is supportive, and I feel I have opportunities to grow here, too. I do application development and am getting more into architecting and managing bigger projects so I can achieve even more.”
“I am a project manager working on a team that builds solutions for a major bank, and I support other engagements as well. Every project is different, so I get the opportunity to stretch myself and am always learning new things. My supervisor has been great in helping me better understand the technology we work with. The company values people and this gives me the flexibility to work from the office, from my home, or from my parents’ house.”
Mid-Level Software Developer
“As a developer, I need to do R&D on technologies that are not familiar, so my job is challenging and I’m always learning. When I joined SoHo Dragon three years ago, my goal was to strengthen my development skills. I started with support tasks, then jumped to intermediate tasks, and now I am delegating and taking ownership of a project. I like the fact that I am not micromanaged and can work independently. And if I have suggestions for a project, senior management is open to listening and considering them.”
Dynamics CRM Technical Consultant
“I have been working at SoHo Dragon for more than four years and I am very happy here. I like the atmosphere: it feels like there is no hierarchy and the managing directors are very tolerant. My area of expertise is Microsoft Dynamics 365. When I started here, I did not know some parts of this technology. Now I manage the entire project, including development and meeting with clients. SoHo Dragon is also very supportive of its employees, allowing us the work/life balance to be with family.”
“What I like at SoHo Dragon is that the communication is clear and transparent, so I understand my role. Currently, my job includes communications with internal team members and some clients, some operational activities, and employee engagement. I see myself growing into a role that involves recruitment, people management, and training, and I think I can do that here at SoHo Dragon. The company supports people in getting certifications and I am looking into that as well.”