More and more women have been taking the leadership in a diverse range of sectors. What can be learned from them and how does the gender-gap have an influence on the industry? On International Women’s Day, Emma Mungioli (Business Team Manager) and Flora Burkic (Grants Team Manager) elaborate more on the subject.
Female entrepreneurs in the Belgian spotlights
Different competitions for start-ups and entrepreneurs are organized every year to support creativity of the future innovators. Considering the existing gender gap, the WOMED Award is presented yearly to celebrate female leadership, entrepreneurial and promising talent.
Representation within the hard industries
Belgium has the ambition to achieve gender equality following the SDG by the Un, and has taken measures to bridge the gender differences. But the next bottlenecks remain:
At FI Group Belgium, all managerial position in 2022 are held by women managers.
Emma Mungioli, Business Team Manager said “I have always been working in the hard industries, such as steel manufacturing companies or the chemical business. To this day, those are a real men’s world.”
Breaking down barriers to start up and grow
Women in Tech is a Flemish initiative supporting entrepreneurial women with tech ambitions. The ambition is to break down barriers and introduce women to inspiring role models who coach them to overcome challenges and put them on the path to business success in the technology sector.
“The imposter syndrome is still very real, but we as women need to fight against that because we need to step up for ourselves. We should dare more. Be resilient, be agile, be open and set our own boundaries”, adds Flora Burkic.
A value that resonates throughout FI Group
FI Group strives to be positive and warm, which is why empathy is one of our core values. All of what we do is based on relations with affinity and empathy: understanding the needs of clients and responding with proximity and naturalness. We also generate a relationship focusing on pleasant, positive, and trusting settings.
The Grants Manager Flora Burkic, points out the “having open-minded people around you, as it is the case at FI Group, helps you to work in your own work-life balance to realise your best potential. To develop a mentorship program is something I’ve spoken of before with our direction, to encourage female leadership, since it can be complex and challenging.”
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