When I landed in the UK in 2009, I had to start my career from scratch after 9 years of working in IT. I started as a Call Centre Agent for British Gas for 6 months before I landed my first Software Engineer role. I had to work my way up from the start, to a domain lead role. When I finally had the honor of winning below set of awards, I felt thankful and humbled.
- Winner – WISE Awards
- Winner – wearethecity Women in Tech Award
- Shortlisted – Asian Women of Achievement Award
I’m a strong believer of women’s education in STEM, which is why I work with Ahead Partnership. They work across the country with employers and educators to provide services that help employers to engage, inspire and motivate young people around skills, career options and future employment. I go to schools to deliver messages to young girls on importance of taking STEM subjects, my journey so far, and challenges I’ve faced as a woman.
I also work with Women of the Future and WISE group, who are both determined to work to improve diversity and inclusion at all levels.
My greatest goal is to live to see a world where there is a workplace with 50-50 workforce division between men and women.