In the context of a new commemoration of International Women’s Day, we talked to Tamara, Camila and Jenie, representatives of female power in Tiaxa around the world, as they embody different cultures, generations and ways of thinking. Today we highlight their opinions about the role of women in the technology industry and what their current challenges are and professional projections.
According to Tamara, Camila and Jenie, the views on gender equity in the workplace seem to be evolving, and see progress in this area, from their formative stage at university to their first professional experiences; however, there are still several challenges on the horizon.
For Tamara Martinez, financial engineer and Data Scientist at Tiaxa in Mexico, working in the technology field requires a lot of dedication and resilience to withstand the most challenging moments in the area of problem solving:
“There will be times, due to the environment or some situation, it will seem like there is no solution, and that the easiest thing to do is to give up and abandon the task, but we can’t, because we are the protagonists of this change and without us it would not make sense. Keep going forward and put all your effort into it,” Tamara emphasizes.
For Camila Saldías, civil-industrial engineer and Program Manager at Tiaxa in Chile, working in the world of technology means constantly innovating and thinking about what’s next. She also encourages women to dedicate themselves to what they are passionate about, regardless of the context, since capability is what really counts.
“Technology is the future and if it is an area that you really like, pursue your dreams, we must do what we are passionate about no matter how many people we have next to us of the same gender. Women are absolutely capable of everything, and can work in any area of this field, as well as lead and create projects”.
For her part, Jenie Lago, a computer engineer with a Master’s degree in Big Data Analytics and Global Data Science Leader at Tiaxa in the Philippines, has understood the great contribution that women have had in the world of technology and data, considering their soft skills and analytical capabilities.
“The world is increasingly noticing how women’s attention to detail is helping the tech industry, and not just because of our analytical skills, but also because of our innate nature to investigate and dig into details.”
Despite the diversity of culture that Mexico, Chile and the Philippines may represent, the road they have traveled is not so different for any of them, because there is a common factor that unites all three: to continue advancing in terms of equity and fundamental rights, because despite the great, positive changes that have happened in recent years, there is still a long way to go.
“We still see women being disadvantaged in this world so we cannot remain silent, we cannot sit still, we must go out to the streets to fight, to shout, and do everything in our hands to make a change,” says Tamara Martinez.
“It’s a good day to remember the struggle we have lived through all these years and what we have achieved has been because of that; we must continue on that path, take advantage of all the rights and options we have and never give up and pursue our dreams because women will lead the future,” emphasizes Camila Saldías.
“I am proud of all the women who work in the technology sector, and although there is still a long way to go, for example in terms of equity, little by little we are demonstrating that in the different areas of this field women are up to the task”, concludes Jenie Lago.