Queens of empowerment
Times are finally changing, and that no one can deny. Women choose to no longer be afraid of embarking on a career that suits them, without getting hampered by gender stereotypes. Elke Kraemer and Rein Meirte, founders of Clusity, are determined to encourage them.
Clusity is a network, workshops, events and many career opportunities, but above all it is the promise made to women to enter, grow and belong to the world of technology. Because for Elke and Rein, a business only flourishes when it shares a particular aspect of society: its diversity. What better way for a varied team to meet the heterogeneous needs of a community?
‘If she can see it, she can be it.’
And thus the bloom project was born. From a small seed of ambition planted in a land rich in hope and watered with equality, this collection of stories is budding and keeps blooming on the Clusity website, like the women it introduces. The idea is to tell their story, in order to inspire other women and encourage them to dive into tech without fear for it to be exclusively male.
From managing partner to developer, digital designer or development coach, the profiles represented in these life stories will never cease to impress you. All the women that Clusity has decided to interview are exceptionally inspiring, and each of them has a particular vision not only of their profession but of technology in general and the place it reserves for those who take interest in it, whatever their gender may be.
Untranslate and bloom
At Untranslate too, women do not shy away from progress, and digital technology is an integral part of their daily lives. From continuing education around the latest software on the market to inclusive translation, our fight for gender equality echoes Elke’s and Rein’s one perfectly. But the honour we felt when Clusity asked us to be part of their garden of inspiration was still immense, and we joined in with the best of enthusiasm!
This is how Elise, our in-house translator and project manager , was lucky enough to be able to tell her story as well. Besides being a linguist, Elise wears others hats too; she is a doctoral student, but also a real digital nomad. A situation that would never have been possible for her without the help of technology. Her status as a woman has therefore never prevented her from grabbing a computer equipped with the latest translation software, her backpack and her walking shoes to explore the world, open up her mind, and, in doing so, become a better translator.
We warmly thank Clusity for this visionary and committed initiative, for contacting us, and for writing this wonderful article that can be discovered here.
And don’t hesitate to devour the fascinating tales of the other blooming participants of the project; comfort and strong faith in the future guaranteed!