Leading by example: gender equality and empowerment from within
The tech industry has never been a forerunner in gender equality. Traditionally, this field has been less accessible to women due to societal prejudice, structural inequity and a gender imbalance in STEM fields. It is time this changed.
At Star, our mission is to democratize access to opportunity and prosperity across the globe by empowering product creators worldwide to dream bolder, build better and succeed faster. Here, it starts with diversifying our teams and our leadership.
We’re fortunate to work alongside extraordinary women whose stories can inspire the next generation of female leaders and drive meaningful change. Their journeys are an impressive reminder for us and the tech industry that effective mentorship, support and structural change are key to breaking down traditional barriers.
Women have always navigated uncertainty, undertaken disproportionate burdens and emerged even stronger for it.
Dive into their stories below.
Empowerment is... believing in your crazy ideas
Valeria Balaro, VP of Marketing
Empowerment is... about encouraging people to recognize their self-worth
Jana Kapitz, Design Director
Empowerment is... about equal opportunity
Edit Bekesi, Global Head of Talent Aquisition
Equality is... not judging a book by its cover
Antonina Burlachenko, Deputy Head of Quality and Regulatory Consulting
Empowerment is... emboldening yourself and others
Sofiya Zozulya, Director, Revenue Operations
Empowerment is... inclusivity at every level
Jennifer Celesia, Head of Star Space
What does equity and gender equality mean to you? We want to hear from you.