The future is tech
We need more women to shape it
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Greater Copenhagen is very attractive place to look for IT and tech jobs, with high salaries, attractive benefit packages and good opportunities for career advancement
Work-Life Balance You will have time to spare as well as money to spend
Women working in Denmark
Women have good career opportunities in Denmark. With a world-class childcare system and great work-life balance, women have every chance of having a fulfilling career and thriving family.
Of course, it is not all work at work. In almost all workplaces, employees have lunch together and talk about everything but work.
Higher-than-average employment rate for women
Denmark has been successful in addressing the constraints and barriers women face in accessing work. Female employment rates among prime-age workers is 78% in Denmark for those 25-54 which is among the highest in the OECD* countries.
*The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization of 36 countries.
Why more women in tech? Diversity is key when it comes to creating progress and growth
Here, play leads to creativity and innovation
Imagine a world with more female impact
Take a look at the impact technology has had on our world in the last 30 years. The majority of this technology have been invented and developed by men. Imagine what the world would look like today if there had been an equal distribution of men and women in the tech industry - would it be different?
"The mother of Wi-Fi"
Without the impact of women in technology we might live in a world with no Wi-Fi. That's right, Wi-Fi was invented by a woman.
Hedy Lamarr invented a "spread-spectrum radio" during World War I which became the precursor to today's wireless technology.
Working Culture: Everyone’s opinion counts
Flat hierarchy and collaborative working culture
Because of flat organisational structures and personal freedom, Greater Copenhagen consistently ranks as a great place to work. In fact, the workforce in Greater Copenhagen is continuously ranked as one of the happiest in the world.
The work culture focuses on teamwork rather than individual competition, and the organisational structures are flat and non-hierarchical. Furthermore, employees are given a great deal of personal freedom and responsibility, which engenders trust and a sense of value.
In Greater Copenhagen, the positive and informal workplace has priority. Management is open-minded and interested in the opinions of its employees. So, don’t be surprised if you only see open doors in the office or find yourself eating your lunch next to the CEO in the canteen.
Everyone’s opinion counts
The work culture in Greater Copenhagen is free from hierarchies, and managers are team leaders rather than petty officials, barking orders. As a result, employees are encouraged to speak their mind freely, and all opinions are highly appreciated when brainstorming or making decisions.
You will be valued both as a professional and as a person. This also means that your employer understands the demands of family life, and getting time of for personal issues such as seeing the doctor is common practice at workplaces in Greater Copenhagen.
Relocating to Greater Copenhagen
Moving to Greater Copenhagen requires guts, we’ll admit that. But don’t worry too much. Tens of thousands have done it before you, and very few have regretted it. In fact, most of them have stayed way longer than planned.
International House Copenhagen
With the mission that a new life in Greater Copenhagen means a good life in a new home, International House Copenhagen works to ease the relocation of international employees and their families. International House Copenhagen is the region’s one-point entry service to all international citizens in Greater Copenhagen. The aim is ensuring international employees the best possible start to a life with us, easing the transition phase and settling-in process.
Once you have decided to move to Greater Copenhagen, it’s time to start preparing.International House Copenhagen is ready to help you sort out all paperwork, find a job for you or your partner, and settle in in Copenhagen.
Getting your residence permit
When moving to Greater Copenhagen, you must apply for a residence permit. And you can start the process even before you leave home.
All EU citizens are free to move across borders for employment and studying, but still need to apply for a residence permit.
For non-EU citizens several schemes have been designed to make it easier for highly qualified professionals to get a residence and work permit in Denmark. This is a matter you can ask your employer in Denmark about or visit newtodenmark.dkwork for the latest information about immigration to Denmark.
Note that all listed jobs on this website qualifies for getting residence permit.
If you want to know more about residence permits, International House Copenhagen will help you.
Wages to live the good life Some of the highest wage levels in the world
Wages to live the good life
Money to spend and time to spare
Purchasing power in Greater Copenhagen is high and it has some of the highest wage levels in the world. In fact, Greater Copenhagen has the sixth highest wage levels in the world.
Even after taxation and general price levels are taken into account, the people of Greater Copenhagen enjoy a strikingly high degree of purchasing power, while still benefitting from free healthcare, education and many other publicly provided services.
The price of the good life in Greater Copenhagen is always fair
Thanks to extraordinarily high domestic purchasing power, you will not have to choose between living your life and working in Greater Copenhagen. With a firm focus on work-life balance, not only will you have the means to lead a good life – you will also have the leisure time to do it.
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Value for money
- Comprehensive, universal childcare in nurseries and kindergartens.
- There's a small payment for these services, which are provided by the state.
- Free school + high school
- Inexpensive private and international schools
- Free higher education for EU citizens at bachelor's and master's level
- Free healthcare
- Free to see a doctor
- Free dental care for children
- Subsidized Danish language courses at Lærdansk on laerdansk.dk
Global Goals World Cup Team techquality is tackling the gender gap in tech
Join the fight for eliminating the gender gap in the tech industry
The future is tech and we need more women to shape it!
Greater Copenhagen were part of the Global Goals World Cup in Copenhagen. GGWCUP is the first women's activist football tournament in the world, and Greater Copenhagen participated with our team of incredible tech women: Team Techquality.
Team Techquality is a team of awesome women working in the tech industry in Greater Copenhagen and they are playing for FN world goal number 5: Gender Equality. We believe together we can unfold the power of innovative new ideas and solutions, that can help create a better, safer, more open, more caring and more equal world for all of us!
The goal is for more women to be inspired and empowered to unleash their potential and talent, in wit and in numbers, and to take part in shaping the future of tech - and thereby the future of the world.
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