Versatility of women as career professionals
I believe that women have a lot more to offer at work given the different roles that they play in their lives. Women also tend to be more inclined to be involved in work which keeps them connected with people, nurturing roles. Being in the technology industry, it is easy to feel outdated, so one must keep learning and stay updated on the latest technology. Discovering how technology enables and contributes to meaningful work, would drive motivation for the long haul. Attributes like preparedness, being ambitious and the willingness to constantly learn and unlearn along the way, make a great recipe for a fulfilling career. As primary caregivers, women need to balance their career and personal lives, often leading them to quit their careers, impacting professional growth. Women must work harder to positively reinforce their position in STEM and overcome the bias. Regardless of an organization being progressive or modern, I believe your immediate manager’s mindset and support can make or break your career. In an early career phase, aspects such as financial capabilities and family obligations play a critical role in deciding career paths. Therefore, it is important to guide and advice young women to stay in the workforce. In my ability, I constantly encourage women employees to try and get back to their career post their maternity leave.