Women in Information Technology Sector


As the Ban Ki-Moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, said: “Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do.”

For the Authority Partners, gender diversity is one of our business priorities. In AP, close to 30% are women. While this is an excellent number for the IT industry, there is still much to do. We are involved in IT girls, the Women mentorship network, Women’s Empowerment Principles program. In AP, do not differentiate between men and women in IT. We are welcoming all IT professionals.

In this Podcast, Amina Karic, Vice President of Operations at AP, and Zerina Mandzo, Project Associate for IT Girls in B&H, are discussing reasons for the lack of women in the ICT sector, how do we shape one voice to fight stereotypes, how important is to engage in encouraging a change of attitude and behavior and more.

This podcast is just a small step to inspire and empower more women choosing IT-related career paths.


About Amina

With over 20 years of experience working in areas of software development, strategic planning, and management in the IT industry, Amina Karic has been actively involved in the development and growth of Authority Partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina since its very beginning. 

Amina is committed to creating new values, educating new talents, and developing the IT industry in B&H. She is driven towards inspiring new generations to take advantage of all the opportunities in the IT industry, to create better lives for themselves and contribute to the society they live in. She is a frequent lecturer at business conferences and community events. Amina is an active board member of the Bit Alliance and the President of the Board of Directors of AmCham BiH.

Amina graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo in the ‘90s. She started her career at Authority Partners as a Software Developer. Today, she is the Vice President of Operations.

About Zerina

Zerina Mandžo, is the Project Associate for IT Girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is jointly managed by UN Women, UNDP, and UNICEF and supported by the Government of Sweden.

The initiative focuses on gender equality in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and increasing women’s participation through skills development, mentorship, economic empowerment, and confidence-boosting. She is a Computer Science Engineer with an additional specialty in Management. Currently, Zerina is in the Master’s program in Management and Information Systems.

She worked in several IT companies in Sarajevo and is a certified trainer by international organizations.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast are the speaker’s own and do not reflect the view of Authority Partners.