"I've never thought that gender matters"
In this series, you can meet some of the women who work for EG. Here is Ida Storhagen from EG in Norway.
"Everyone is important – from system developers to consultants and other staff who are maybe more targeted towards our customers. It's about interests first and foremost, not gender," says Ida Storhagen, Product Owner at EG in Norway.
If there's one thing that characterises Ida Storhagen’s daily life at EG, then this would be a busy and healthy lifestyle, far away from considerations of gender. Working in tech means a wide variety of exciting tasks that are continuously adapting to the changing needs of customers, developments in technology and new opportunities.
Ida Storhagen is Product Owner at EG in Norway and is responsible for the solutions that help stores and retail chain offices in the Norwegian building materials industry manage prices, products and suppliers.
"Our daily work is fast-paced and there's a lot at stake. It’s exciting! You don't always know when a task is completed, and I have to adjust and re-prioritise my work over the course of the day," she says.
Processes that create value
Ida Storhagen joined EG in 2021 after more than 10 years in the telecommunications industry.
"I came from a male-dominated industry. I have a bachelor’s degree in management specialising in change management and no special background in IT, but I've always been interested in developing and improving processes that create value for customers and users. And that's very much what optimising data systems is all about! We must provide correct data at all times and ensure that the system the customer works with every day is updated and managed correctly."
Women and men – on horses and in tech
Ida Storhagen lives in Gjøvik about 100 kilometres north of Oslo, and when she's not working she can be found riding dressage at competition level on the back of her Danish Warmblood horse.
In equestrian sports, women are in the majority – while in IT, most of the workforce is male. This is nothing that concerns Ida, however.
"Perhaps I'm being naive, but I’ve never thought that gender matters. It’s always good to have diversity in a company. Everyone is important – from system developers to consultants and other staff who are maybe more targeted towards our customers. It's about interests first and foremost, not gender."