The diversity business case for IT companies

YIP will highlight the importance of diversity when trying to strengthen the business.

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A higher focus on diversity provides better business. But what are the diversity challenges for the IT business, and what makes diversity such a good business case?

Together with three strong profiles, the Young IT Professionals (YIP) network will highlight the importance of diversity when trying to strengthen the business. Because, having a diverse company can help provide a better business culture, but how does it make for a strong business case as well?

On March 30th, 2022, the YIP network will be hosting the first event of 2022, focusing on creating better business through a more diverse IT business.

We have invited three inspiring profiles to shed some light on this matter, starting with a talk about why diversity is a good business case. The two other profiles will be talking about concrete cases showing how diversity can look within IT, and how this can serve as better business. After the three presentations, you will have the chance to participate in the conversation and bring your perspective by actively engaging and asking questions to the panel.

The event is free of charge. All you have to do is sign up through the link below. Last registration is March 29th at 12.00.


  • When: March 30th, 2022 16.00 – 17.15
  • Where: Online. Link will be distributed approx. 2 days before the event
  • Participation fee: 0 kr


16.00: Welcome
w/ Young IT Professionals Steering Committee 

16.05: Why diversity is a good business case
w/ Lykke Jeppesen, People Development Lead, Clever

16.20: Perspective #1: Diversity in skillsets
w/ Mathilde Antonina Niordson, Carlsberg Group

16.35: Perspective #2: Diversity in age and seniority
w/ Signe Birgitte Schmid, IBM Client Innovation Center

16.50: Q&A with speakers 

17.15: Thank you for today


Lykke Jeppesen, People Development Lead, Clever

Having worked intensively with the D&I agenda for the past couple of years, in both a bigger and smaller company, Lykke has great experience and knowledge of how this translates into a good business case and why it should be anchored as a focused ambition. According to Lykke, succeeding with the D&I agenda is not only a matter of securing a diverse crowd of employees, but also making sure that the benefits are realized by growing an inclusive culture and structure that provides equal opportunities for all.

Mathilde Antonina Niordson, Director, IT Planning, Governance & PMO, Carlsberg Group

Starting her career as a mechanical engineer in the Oil and Gas industry moving into IT in FMCG and having lived in Denmark and Brazil, Mathilde thrives in diverse and multicultural teams. Mathilde will share her experience about how diverse backgrounds, educations and personalities have impacted both her own career as well as it constantly plays a key role in designing and building teams that has all the capabilities necessary to deliver success.

Signe Birgitte Schmid, Center Lead, IBM Client Innovation Center

Having worked within sectors spanning from the financial sector to the agricultural and IT sector, Signe has experienced some very different cultures, each with their own characteristics and challenges regarding diversity and culture. Working now as head of IBM Client Innovation Center, an innovative IT start-up company, with a team of young talents the diversity and inclusion dimension is more important than ever in growing the business successfully. Signe will share how diversity and inclusion is driving innovation and engagement in the team and how the efforts behind have changed in the ongoing transition from start-up to scale-up.