deverium CEO, together with Fintech Poland and Women Go Tech, signs a strategic memorandum of understanding

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FinTech Poland, Fintech Hub LT, represented by Erika Maslauskaite, a board member of FinTech Hub LT and CEO of deverium, and Women Go Tech signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

This marks a significant step in fostering collaboration and stronger representation of Fintech companies’ interests in adopting EU legislation and narrowing the gender gap in the tech industry. It is also dedicated to sharing knowledge, experience, and enhancing processes for talent development and transfer in the technology sector. This agreement aims to deepen cooperation among organizations supporting innovation, in pursuit of building regional strength.

Signed on March 6th at the Embassy of Lithuania in Poland, the agreement accompanied a conference focusing on diversity and the role of women in the technology industry. The event, titled “Women Go Tech: Insights on Bridging the Gender Gap in the ICT Sector,” brought together leading experts and professionals from the sector, such as representatives of mBank. Wix.com Vilnius, IT Card, FinTech Poland, Fintech Hub LT, and Vinted. 

“It is very important for every growing business to become part of the wider ecosystem and the industry. International events are a great opportunity to find partners and peers, to understand the latest trends and to discover opportunities for development. Our participation went beyond showcasing our technological innovations; we also forged connections that laid the basis for future collaborations on the global stage. For each member of this year’s delegation, in addition to the businesses they represented, it was undoubtedly a great honour to show the collective strength of Lithuania’s tech scene.

Erika Maslauskaite,  deverium Co-founder & CEO

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The conference’s keynote speaker Jarune Preiksaite, CEO of Women Go Tech, shared insights into the organization’s achievements over the past 8 years. During her presentation, Preiksaite highlighted successes such as retraining over 700 women for careers in the technology sector and uniting over 450 mentors to support women on their journeys to success.  The current goal of Women Go Tech is to support 25,000 women in the Central and Eastern European region. The conference also addressed key issues related to gender equality and diversity in the ICT sector, including the role of businesses in supporting diversity and business decisions that promote increased participation of women in the industry.

CEO of deverium Erika Maslauskaite, who served as a board member of Fintech Hub LT for the past two years, says it is crucial for the tech ecosystem and public sector actors to act together and actively support increased female participation in the industry.

“It is a privilege for us to have organized this important celebration of International Women’s Day and the vital role that women play in the fintech industry at the Lithuanian Embassy in Poland. The Lithuanian FinTech HUB, Fintech Poland Association, and Women Go Tech have signed collaboration and partnership agreements, demonstrating their commitment to supporting talent growth and diversity in the technology sector. This marks a significant advancement for regional cooperation as well as the upcoming 3SI Business Forum in Vilnius. Through collective efforts, we aim to facilitate knowledge sharing and enhance opportunities for advancement.“ 

Attaché for Commercial Affairs Tomas Pozlevic

Panel discussion: Making Diversity a Reality. It’s Challenging with moderator Krzysztof Gerlach mBank (from the right), Monika Laukaite Wix, Katarzyna Jedlinska Fintech Poland, Erika Maslauskaite deverium and Fintech HUB LT.

We are very pleased with the signed agreement. We believe that through joint efforts, we will be able to promote a diversity of talents in our regional tech industry. The exchange of experiences and continuous communication will enable us to actively engage in this field, and together, we will create new standards.  In Fintech Poland, we also believe in the importance of competencies and equal opportunities for development based on passions, interests, and accessibility. In Poland, the pay gap is not a relevant problem. Access to technology jobs is also open. What is a challenge is convincing women to try their chances in jobs other than those that are stereotypically considered to be more suitable for them” – comments Kasia Jedlińska from FinTech Poland. 

Katarzyna Jedlinska, Fintech Poland

Attaché for Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic Lithuania Tomas Pozlevic, Board Member at Fintech HUB LT and CEO at deverium Erika Maslauskaite, CEo at Women Go Tech Jarune Preiksaite, Head of Division at MFA of Lithuania Audrone Markeviciene,  Katarzyna Jedlinska Partner at Fintech Poland

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