Back in college, as a young student of English Literature, I would have never imagined a career in the technology industry. This space always intimidated me. In my defence, it used to be an area that was dominated by men and there were few to none to inspire me to consider tech as a viable career option.
Twelve years later, I am leading the marketing efforts for RedBit, a software consulting, design and engineering company. In fact, when I was offered the opportunity at RedBit I was excited yet nervous. However, when I looked back at my conversations with the team during the interview, I only remembered how welcoming they were. Besides their warm nature and professionalism, their impactful work in the community reaffirmed my decision to join the organization.
Although quite early since I joined the team, my experience has been wonderful working with RedBit because:
Landing a job with RedBit has restored my faith in my capabilities as a marketing professional in tech irrespective of my gender or where I come from. I have a long way to go but if I had to share the top three learnings based on my experience as a woman in tech, those would be:
Changes in gender disparity at workplace are already taking place, especially in tech. Thanks to some incredible women leaders who are working relentlessly towards it. With our efforts, no matter how small, let us pledge to pick the baton from them. Good times are ahead for us, only if we become the change.
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