Oracle Women's Leadership (OWL) hosted International Women's Day event with insights from female employees on gender equality


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Oracle Women's Leadership hosts IWD mentor and expert panel

 March 30, 2020

Oracle celebrated International Women's Day at its headquarters with a speed mentoring and leadership panel event featuring four Oracle Women's Leadership (OWL) Executive Steering Committee Members and 15 Vice Presidents across various lines of business.

OWL is an initiative that unites employees for the empowerment of women, with a mission is to develop, engage, and empower current and future generations of female leaders at Oracle. OWL works to enhance employees’ leadership and professional development skills; strengthen employees’ professional networks and improve organizational awareness; and foster an inclusive workplace that empowers female leaders.

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Showcasing women working at Oracle

Oracle celebrated the contribution of women everywhere, because it knows that amazing things happen on a level playing field when men and women leverage each other’s strengths.

As part of these celebrations, Oracle showcased women working at the company who shared their perspectives on gender equality and how it fits into life at Oracle. Taking part were: Monica Lantz, Director of Consulting; Bonnie Carlson, Program Manager; and Skye Hart, Solutions Engineer.

Sharing perspectives on Oracle's organisational culture

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Monica shared her perspectives on Oracle's organisational culture and how it creates a gender equal workplace that's friendly, respectful and appreciative of each other’s opinions and abilities. Monica thinks something that really benefits women at Oracle is the company's focus on work-life balance.

“There is a lot of freedom here in terms of flexibility and working from home. It’s a culture built on trust, that each employee has a strong sense of responsibility and will take care of their tasks,” she commented. “We measure success in efficiency and results—not by counting hours. I plan my own week and I am trusted to do so. That’s something I really cherish.”

Read her insights.

Achieving success as a mother, activist and woman in tech

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Bonnie shared how she achieves success as an author, activist, mother, woman in tech and member of OWL's HQ Community Leadership Team, as well as valuable career advice.

“There is a big effort at Oracle to promote gender equality,” Bonnie emphasized. “OWL is our global initiative which has a clear mission to develop and empower female leaders. The beauty of this organization is that we welcome and encourage men to take part. Great things happen on a level playing field when men and women work together and leverage each other’s strengths.”

Read her story.

Harnessing Oracle technology to fight against human trafficking

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Skye believes that Oracle technology could make a difference in the fight against human trafficking. Thanks to her determination and the support of Oracle, Skype has made an unstoppable push for progress.

“This project has inspired an outrageous amount of support at every level, from both men and women. Oracle supported my vision at every turn, which has given me confidence in myself and my career. For that, I am eternally grateful," said Skye.

Read her story.

Drawing inspiration from female role models

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Finally, on Twitter, Oracle Account Executive and Brand Ambassador Yasmin Diekmann quoted inspirational woman Michelle Obama: “there is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish."

A great statement to make for International Women's Day!

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