Women In IT: two successful Midis Group marketing professionals talk about career pathways in Tahawultech.com
By 2040, women may still only form one per cent of the IT workforce
Two successful Midis Group women recently featured in a Tahawultech.com story about women and their careers in IT to celebrate International Women’s Day. Nichola Banerjee and Dushala Agarwal were both interviewed by Adelle Geronimo for a piece that surveyed the views of women at every level, across many channels. Both are marketing specialists and are based in Dubai.
Adelle pointed out in her introduction that, while progress seems to be taking place, and the ‘glass ceiling’ that acts as a barrier to promotion appears to have splintered, by 2040, globally, women may still only form one per cent of the IT workforce.
Dushala Agarwal talked enthusiastically in the Tahawultech story about how gender is generally not part of the recruitment conversation at Midis Group: “The crux of equal opportunities is where “gender” does not exist. I can proudly say that our company culture focuses on recognizing an individual’s skills and fresh ideas, be it men or women. Everyone is given an equal opportunity with utmost transparency if they deserve it.”
Talking about the interview and the published article, Dushala added: “It was pleasing to read the weave of thoughts from other women working in the tech industry and learning that we were all in the harmony of one mind – uplifting the spirits of all the women out there.”
“I deeply believe that we must seize every opportunity to develop value in anything we do with flair. Allow yourself to be a work in progress by grasping inspiration through women from all walks of life and every now and then, from all our occupied schedules, take a moment to reflect.”
For Nichola Banerjee, it’s all about going out there and grabbing the opportunities as they arise. This is what she told Adelle Geronimo in the Tahawultech feature: “These days the technology sector is not just associated with men, although it may seem like technology is a male-dominated space women should not be afraid to step in. Follow your passion and do your thing, girl! If you follow your passion, learn as much as you can, and do good work, people will have no choice but to respect you.”
Asked about her thoughts after the interview for Tahawultech, Nichola said this: “As a working woman in IT, technology is diverse and always innovating and we are living in a digital world where technology is mandatory for everyone and has dramatically improved our lives.”
“With trends and know-how evolving with time, one should never stop learning; keep educating yourself every day. If needed, seek support and advise from female mentors; learn from their own experience steering the tech industry as a woman. Finally, feed your mind with positive thoughts and remember to always flaunt that smile!”