The Women in IT Program
To develop female employees in a field that historically has been dominated by men, Essity has been running the Women in IT (WIT) program since 2015. The four-month program for female employees in Essity IT contains motivating sessions, practical exercises for soft skills development, inspirational senior colleagues' examples, networking and sessions from Essity top management. Since the beginning of the program the number of female line managers in Essity IT has more than doubled and amajority of the former participants have taken on new career opportunities. As of 2020, the popular program has been expanded to other parts of the organization.