Big crowds, huge potential at Women in Tech 2017

March 9 2017

This year’s Women in Tech event, proudly sponsored by MTG, showed you don’t always need VR glasses to see the future.

More women than ever before are considering a career in technology. However, only 30% of people working in tech today are women, says Swedish trade association IT& Telekomföretagen, and initiatives such as Women in Tech 2017 aim to encourage more talented women into the sector.

As part of this year’s event on March 8, we welcomed over 70 top talents to MTG’s Stockholm HQ to learn more about how our people and our technology are shaping the future of entertainment.

The stand-out moments:

Rachel Bernard, SVP of Broadcast Operations, reveals just what a diverse, innovative workplace MTG is: “We’re mums, brothers, sisters and artists who use amazing tech every day.”

Monika Hanson, Head of Innovation at Viaplay, explains how to spot a trend: “It’s about mapping how innovations address human needs in a new way.”

Next, we joined more than 1,500 participants in central Stockholm to hear from tech leaders such as Cristina Stenbeck, Faviana Vangelius (CEO of SVRVIVE), Lena Olving (CEO of Mycronic) and Emma Rosman (CEO and founder of Welcome App).

Women in Tech

So much engagement, so much talent! Today, around 20% of MTG staff in Stockholm work directly with tech – if you’d like to help push this number higher, check out our open positions right here.


Questions? (or Jessica Sjöberg, VP Corporate Communications; +46 764 94 09 13)

MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) is a leading international digital entertainment group and we are shaping the future of entertainment by connecting consumers with the content that they love in as many ways as possible. Our brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. Born in Sweden, our shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’).

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