Has the glass ceiling been broken for women in technology? What are the best jobs for women in tech? Priya Kanduri, CTO & Vice President – Cyber Security Services at Happiest Minds Technologies answers these important questions in this week’s TOI Business Bytes.
According to Priya, this is the best time for women to be in the field of technology. She highly recommends it as a career field and also believes that if interested, women should start orienting themselves for technology from the time of graduation. Watch the video below to know Priya’s choice of the best jobs for women in tech:
Priya also notes that while the glass ceiling has been broken, there is a long way to go for a significant number of women to make it to top management positions across sectors. While admitting that progress has been made, Priya says that much more needs to be done.
“Lack of mentorship is a major challenge for women,” she feels. “Lack of support system socially & professionally is an issue,” she adds.
On the topic of work-life balance, Priya rues that it is a constant challenge for women. “Women tend to feel more guilty about work-life struggle,” she says.
Talking about success mantras for women entrepreneurs, Priya says that constant perseverance and staying strong are key to success. Rejections are a part of being an entrepreneur and market reception for a woman entrepreneur is not as easy, she notes.
“Have a clear vision about your product’s features and market. Keep an eye on the short-term and long-term goals,” she recommends.