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EVRY-women ranked among the top 50 Norwegian women in tech

On the international women’s day, Abelia together with the ODA-network, ranks the top 50 women in IT. Both Laxmi Akkaraju and Stine Neteland from EVRY are on the list.


In recent years, there has been an increased focus on women in the IT industry. Only 24% of employees in this industry are women, and among managers; only 14%. Abelia and the Oda Network have joined forces to showcase the possibilities the industry offers for women, and eventually increase the recruitment of women to technological professions and educations.

- When we want to shape the “EVRY of the future”, we need the problem solvers and bright minds of both genders. Therefore, we are pleased that EVRY today is above the industry average; with 28% female employees and 20% female managers. But even though we have seen an increase in recent years, our ambition is to reach a lot further, says Trond Vinje, EVP HR, EVRY.

The jury consisted of prominent IT people such as Berit Svensen, the CEO of Telenor Norway, Kristine Næss from Microsoft Norway, Håkon Haugli from Abelia, and more. The Norwegian tech community has also contributed nominees over several weeks.They have divided the list into the three categories: “Top 10 leaders”, “top 10 entrepreneurs”, and “top 30 professionals”. 

Laxmi Akkaraju is ranked in the “top 10 leaders” category in Abelia’s ranking. She has twenty years of experience in the IT industry, having worked in Silicon Valley, India, and in Norway. The last eight years she has worked at EVRY in a variety of positions. She has worked as the country manager of EVRY’s subsidiary in India. And as SVP of Global Delivery, she has been responsible for all of EVRY’s global delivery centers in India, Ukraine, and Latvia. She has also served as EVP of BA Global Delivery for a period in 2016. Akkaraju’s ability to lead a large and diverse team in several countries has given her a well-deserved place among the leading Norwegian women in technology.

Stine Neteland has earned a place in the ranking of the “top 30 professionals”. She worked in Sparebanken Vest before she came to EVRY in 2008. At EVRY she has worked on the development of mobile payment, total mobile reporting solutions and KPI systems. These systems are used daily by hundreds of service engineers and service personnel worldwide. Neteland’s expertise in project management, IT development and consulting, has earned her a place among Norway’s “top 30 professionals” in Abelia’s ranking.


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