We interviewed Twinkle Mishra, Principal Consultant at Sogeti on her experience and thoughts on women in tech.
My role as a Principal Consultant involves helping the clients ensure that their applications are performing at optimum levels in terms of availability, resource utilization, scalability and reliability.
As far as I remember, Computer Science has always fascinated me. I was thrilled at how we can achieve so much with just a few pieces of code. My fascination towards computers amplified with time and it became an obvious career option for me.
Yes, I hold a master’s degree in computer applications. I also have a bachelor’s degree in computer applications.
Yes, I have around 7 years of experience working in performance testing and engineering capacity
Yes, although there has been a significant improvement in the male to female ratio, but I still feel that the female count is quite low specially at the senior level and leadership roles.
Yes! I have seen live examples where women have been preferred for managerial duties while men were chosen for core technical responsibilities.
More tech awareness sessions should be incorporated at school and college level to help women understand their career options in technical field.
Women are supposed to be the primary care givers to the family and children, and it can be quite challenging to juggle between a 9 to 5 job and family. Also, a technical job profile can be quite demanding at times which makes work-life balance even more challenging.
If women are given clear visibility of their career path and ensure them with career stability and work life balance, I feel more women will be willing to join tech field.
Just one simple advise would be, Never Give Up! We, as a woman, have to go through various stages and roles in life which sometimes makes it hard for us to pursue our careers but the willingness and not giving up attitude can take us to new heights.