We interviewed Divya Nuthikattu, QA Consultant at Sogeti UK on her thoughts and experience on women in tech.
As a QA Consultant at Sogeti UK, I am responsible for the quality of software development and deployment. I am involved in performing automated and manual tests to ensure the software created by developers is fit for purpose. Some of the duties include analysis of software, and systems, mitigation of risk and preventing software defects.
A career in technology means working in the fastest-growing, fastest-changing and possibly most demanding career sector. It rewards innovation and creativity.
Yes, as part of my B-Tech in Engineering I studied computer science, Electrical & Electronics.
I have about 10 years of work experience across various sectors and industries in different capacities prior to this role.
Yes, despite it being something most people are aware of, the statistics around the lack of women in tech still make for shocking reading. Outnumbered 4:1, women occupy only 5% of the industry’s leadership roles, comprising just 19% of the UK tech workforce. The gender imbalance across the sector is a problem that isn’t going away unless we take steps to encourage women of all ages into the sector.
Providing work experience to schoolgirls or participation in lectures will strengthen awareness and encourage women to pursue a career in tech. It is also crucial to attract women in tech who are returning to work as they may possess developed skills and experience which could strengthen the tech company.
Yes due to a lack of mentors, female role models in the field, gender bias in the workplace, Unequal growth opportunities compared to men, and unequal pay for the same skills.
There are a variety of ways companies can invest in and support the women in their company. To name a few that have been most effective are establishing mentorship programs, funding, and supporting workshops, conferences and events that focus on their career path and enhancing their skill set.