My brother-in-law, Stephen, has inspired me to pursue a career in technology because of his strong business acumen and outstanding ability to solve most complex customer problems for major stock markets, financial institutions, and telecom. He’s been so generous in sharing his tremendous knowledge in database and distributed computing and willing to mentor and encourage women to pursue their tech careers.
By striving for continuous improvement, I bring a light-weight structure critical to successful implementation. I communicate transparently so that we can solve the right problems for customer-focused service delivery. I embrace the change needed to enable agility. Exuding energy and determination, my Engineering Core Team goes above and beyond to remove countless obstacles to meet seemingly mission impossible deadlines.
Equity means giving all individuals what they need to be successful. Equity implies giving everyone a chance to grow and contribute regardless of their titles and experience levels. This allows us to create and embrace a diverse and inclusive work environment.
My leadership has embraced equity by giving people a sense of fairness and belonging within the group by treating everyone justly according to their circumstances. They provide the resources and opportunities for team members to succeed, considering their differences and barriers. Additionally, how I embrace equity within my own team is how I value a diversity of ideas and recognize people for their contributions. I create a safe environment where we respect people and listen to what they have to say. I call out discrimination and seek out inclusion.
As a woman, it’s easy to become the “best kept secret” in the organization. From time to time, there seems to be a wall that makes me invisible or convenient for others to ignore my expert opinions. I have overcome these barriers by continuing to provide value and help connect the dots. It takes time to build an excellent track record and gain the trust of others.
I would advise all women to keep learning and stay curious; embrace new experiences; don’t be afraid to accept challenging assignments, and most importantly, enjoy the journey and lead with compassion.
I am excited about Veritas’ cloud transformation and continued leadership in data protection. I am also impressed by our team’s customer-centric innovation and dedication to support the Company’s vision.