Some of the Women In Tech – at Tampnet
Originally posted on Data Center POST
Women in Tech: Meet Ulf Bonnevier
Tampnet is dedicated to building a strong, diverse and inclusive organisation, this is evident in the varied mix of cultures present in the team, with employees from 20 different countries.
Underpinning our goal for inclusivity is an understanding of the benefits to organisations and individuals alike, when all employees receive equal opportunities to grow, learn and develop within their roles and to fulfil their career ambitions.
We started our ‘Women-in-Tech’ project to support this mission and the evolution of a work environment that encourages the full and effective participation of all employees in ensuring parity for career development and leadership roles.
We had a chat with our CFO, Ulf Bonnevier who joined Tampnet in September 2020 from his previous CFO role at the Allbright Award-winning Swedish care company, Humana. Moving from Stockholm, to Stavanger, Ulf explains that although the Swedish and Norwegian cultures do not differ too much, which made the move much easier, many people feel that cultural and language differences bring challenges to collaboration.
Tampnet´s CFO, Ulf Bonnevier
From Ulf’s perspective, embracing diversity and providing support for equality is of great importance in creating a society where people and culture can flourish.
A father to three independent and strong daughters, Ulf states, “I raised them to know their minds, be courageous and encouraged them to reach for their dreams. In a society where equal opportunities exist; they can see results from their efforts. Diversity is important, regardless of gender, sexuality, age, race, religion, nationality or disability, and our lives are richer for it”.
Ulf continues, “Since they were young, my daughters have taught me that they want to be acknowledged for their own skills. At the age of 12, I allowed one of my daughters to beat me at sports. She knew immediately and was very disappointed. She insisted that she would win on her own merit. Providing equal opportunities is not about excluding one gender in favour of another or providing unfair advantages. It is about removing barriers by affording the same opportunities to all.”
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