Alhamdulilah, my company promotes diversity and inclusion. They will try to include women in management and leadership roles. I think the challenge today is that women are still afraid to step into tech and that there are limited platforms to encourage women. I think once there are more channels to promote and encourage women to venture into tech, more women will feel empowered take up tech roles.
Be proactive in your career journey and just start. Back then, I spent more time thinking how I could value add in different ways since there are already so many people in the tech field. When I was handed the project to explore Business Intelligence within my team, I didn’t realise that I was one of the first few in my department who knew how to use Qlik software. This opened up more opportunities for me to lead and train colleagues in this field. We all have many ideas but what differentiates you is the one who takes the step forward and acts upon it.