By: Michelle Skamene On: March 8, 2023 In: APEX Basics, Women In Tech Comments: 0

Happy International Women's Day

Today, I am proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day. As a woman in the tech industry, I am keenly aware of the challenges and obstacles that women continue to face. I began my own journey in engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, just one month after the tragic massacre in 1989, which targeted and killed 14 women at that very school. The event shaped me in innumerable ways, and today I am proud to be part of a leadership team for whom equity, equality, diversity and inclusiveness are core values.

I am honored to work alongside brilliant and talented women who are making significant contributions not only to the IT industry, but to the world . In this post, I want to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the women of Insum and highlight the progress we are making towards a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Who to choose?

My initial idea for this post was to highlight some of the amazing women I have the privilege of working alongside everyday.

  • Maybe the female members of our leadership team? (of which I am extremely proud to say there are many)
  • How about our awesome Oracle APEX consultants from around the world, including Peru, USA, Canada, Tunisia and even Singapore?
  • But wait, every day, our brilliant women in HR, Sales, Legal and Finance keep things running, and help us all do our best work every day.

Mission impossible, I say.

Can’t pick, won’t pick

So my post turned in to a little tribute video to which many at Insum contributed. In fact, I asked managers and co-workers to share their thoughts about the 25 women they work with daily, and the tributes started flowing.

I hope you enjoy meeting the Women of Insum, and join me in celebrating all the amazing women that continue to break down barriers every day by bringing their awesome, unique and authentic selves to everything they do.

Women of Insum

Women of Oracle and Oracle APEX

Interested in celebrating other women in the community and their achievements in innovation and technology?

The Oracle ACE program is celebrating today with their post: #EmbraceEquity Celebrating our Advocates on International Women’s Day
Mónica also has a post today on the Women in APEX blog

And ICYMI, back in 2020, we hosted an Insum Insider with just some of the awesome women of the #orclapex community.

Thank you

I would like to end my post with gratitude.

Gratitude for a leadership team at Insum (and now Talan) that has made equity, equality and diversity a priority.

Gratitude for colleagues of all genders that make coming to work every day a real joy! Your work making this an inclusive, supportive environment is so appreciated.

But MAINLY, gratitude for you, dear Women of Insum. Have a wonderful International Women’s Day, today is our day.

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