We interviewed Yamini Rawat, Support Engineer at Precisely on her experience and thoughts on women in tech.
My Role involves solving technical issues with the Enterprise Application Spectrum. As part of my job, I have to analyse the errors and then provide a solution or workaround or send it to the engineering for fixing it. We constantly contribute to making our product better for existing clients as well as future prospects. And I am totally Proud of it.
I have always had a knack for solving problems, be it logical reasoning or mathematics. And absolutely feel good at explaining and writing. Although I aspired to be a developer creating new stuff, fortunately, my journey brought me to this point where I am doing what I am good at. Technology has introduced me to various dimensions of possibilities in future.
I did my Bachelors’ Degree in Technology from Electronics and Communications.
Yes, earlier I was in Pune with Nordic IT firm TietoEvry.
Sure, there is. I think I was the first female to join my Female manager’s team. My team’s Female to male ratio was somewhere 1:6 or near to it. The female count has been growing since then, but it is still not equal/balanced.
I certainly do not think so. Good leadership with an unbiased mindset is the key to bringing out the balance when it comes to gender. The Skillset and a curiosity for learning have to be a definite parameter for selection regardless of gender.
Introduction to Technology at school level must be constantly encouraged for students. For working professionals, I think it is sometimes unawareness or sort of personal interest to not chose Technology. A motivation for such women would be compulsory/optional technology information sessions that could be provided by Technology experts (who are not gender-biased) within the company to encourage each other. We are usually having such sessions here, so we are good so far I believe.
I think not having family support can be a barrier at most. Otherwise, everything is possible if we have support from our guardians. Financial constraints could be another issue that can be resolved if we have proper guidance from financial experts. Not having the awareness to reach out to financial experts is the bottom line.
By not making it gender bias when we explain Technology to kids. They learn from what they see and hear. For starting a career in Tech, a good guidance at the end of school education is a must.
Never think of yourself any less than the people you are joining the team with. Nothing is impossible. Eager to learn and respect towards each other’s has to be maintained throughout your career. We are equally contributing to the company’s success.