An open modern city for different perspectives and new ideas. A vibrant destination where innovations in music, design, fashion, and technology are born, which made it the ideal home base and incubator for Girls in Tech Nordics to materialize in 2017.
With positive attitudes towards equality, strong gender discrimination laws, and modern industries full of forward-thinking companies, we believe there’s no better place than Stockholm for talented women to thrive.
One of the world’s most inventive and resourceful regions, and Sweden’s innovation powerhouse. Renowned for its strong engineering and IT capabilities, with clusters of large global companies such as Volvo, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, SKF, and AstraZeneca. The region is home to many of Sweden’s young technology companies including AI Sweden, the national center for applied artificial intelligence, which took the lead to host Girls in Tech Nordics in 2022.
Global Destination Sustainability Index, 2022 sets Gothenburg as the most sustainable destination in the world!
Oslo is the third-largest city in Scandinavia, after Stockholm and Copenhagen with a population of over 700,000 people. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe, with a projected population of over one million by 2030. While being known for its scenic beauty, with parks, forests, and waterways, it has a strong economy, with industries such as technology, energy, and finance playing a significant role.
With a strong and supportive ecosystem for startups and entrepreneurs, several successful startups have seen the light such as Kahoot!, Vipps, Zwipe, and Otovo, amongst others.
Greater Helsinki metropolitan area
Helsinki together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, Sipoo and Kauniainen forms the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which has a population of over 1.5 million. It is the world’s northernmost metro area with over one million people as well as the northernmost capital of an EU member state. Helsinki consistently ranks high on global quality of life indexes, thanks to its excellent public services, high levels of safety, and good work-life balance. The city is known for its clean air and water, as well as its well-maintained parks and public spaces.
The area is home to many traditional global companies such as Nokia, KONE, Wärtsilä, Fiskars as well as the home base vibrant, dynamic start-up scene and the annual start-up event Slush. Some of the successful brands like Supercell, Rovio (the company behind Angry Birds), and Wolt among others are born here.
The Danes love to work. They love to produce quality products. But they also love to take time off to enjoy nature and be with family and friends.
When industrialization began to take place in Denmark about 150 years ago, women quickly became part of the workforce, earning their own money, paying taxes, and contributing to financing the Danish welfare system. Today, the percentage of Danish women working outside the home is one of the world’s highest.