International Women’s Day: Quotes from Tech Industry Leaders

International Women's Day: Quotes from Tech Industry Leaders
International Women's Day: Quotes from Tech Industry Leaders

As we approach International Women’s Day, leaders from the technology industry are sharing their thoughts and hopes for the bright future of women in tech.

Anjali Sharma Director Global Head of LD Fulcrum Digital

“The ascent of women in tech in India is both a triumph and a call to action. Despite the challenges within the traditionally male-dominated realm, we have witnessed a remarkable shift as women rise through the ranks, particularly in cutting-edge fields like deep tech. In recognition of the importance of diverse perspectives in technology development, women have proven to bring unique value for equity in tech, ethical innovation, and inclusivity.

However, a significant gender gap still exists: in India today, 43% of STEM course enrollees are female, which is one of the highest in the world; however, only 14% of tech leadership roles in the country are held by women. This inconsistency exists due to barriers such as societal norms and biases that keep women from progressing in the tech industry.

When advocating for an increased representation of women in tech, learning and development (L&D) becomes essential. Investing in education, mentorship, and leadership initiatives empowers women to break barriers.

The journey towards gender equality in tech is a shared responsibility, with collaboration needed from individuals, organizations, and policymakers. Let’s move forward inspired by progress, committed to transformative education and mentorship, to shape a more inclusive and innovative future in technology.” Anjali Sharma, Director, Global Head of L&D, Fulcrum Digital

Poonam Pruthan

“We are honoured to be part of a movement where women are at the forefront of technology, breaking barriers, and leading with vision. This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the incredible women in tech who inspire and pave the way for others. Within Aurionpro Solutions, ‘Inspiring Inclusion’ isn’t just a theme; it’s the cornerstone of our approach.

Empowering women in technology is our commitment, and we are dedicated to championing inclusivity, embracing diversity, and fostering a workplace where every voice is valued. Together, we ignite inclusion and cultivate an environment of innovation that propels us toward collective success.

In the dynamic world of technology, women play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape. With their leadership and resilience, we chart a course towards excellence, driving our organization forward with purpose and determination. Today, we stand together, proud of our achievements and inspired by the limitless possibilities ahead.” Poonam Puthran, Executive Vice President – Banking at Aurionpro

Geetha Ramanna Director Software Development and Network Security at Sophos

“Within the cybersecurity industry, there is a strong need to invest in and embrace the potential of women to transform the sector. In my experience, working in an environment where mentorship is encouraged and robust support systems thrive can be a game-changer and open up several doors for our growth. Cybersecurity is a highly dynamic space with its fair share of complexities. Being able to efficiently work in such an environment requires innovative thinking, adaptability, and empathy—the qualities that women excel at. An increase in representation in the sector is not only about diversity; it’s about ensuring a more resilient and inclusive digital world. As we move ahead, we look forward to a world with increased inclusivity and seeing more women technologists thrive in the cybersecurity space.” Geetha Ramanna, Director, Software Development and Network Security, Sophos

Puneet Gupta

“Witnessing the impactful role women play in sales and tech has been truly inspiring. I draw inspiration from their strength and tenacity. Their dedication and innovative approaches constantly drive our team forward. Women bring with them unique perspectives and unwavering determination, which serve as a constant reminder of the limitless potential we possess when we embrace diversity and collaboration in the workplace.

Diversity is an important pillar for NetApp, and we are consistently increasing our women representation across ranks. At the same time, our journey is not confined to numbers; it extends to creating an ecosystem where every individual can thrive regardless of gender. I take pride in seeing the achievements of the women at NetApp. They’re not just driving technological advancements but are actively shaping a future where innovation breaks through gender stereotypes.” Puneet Gupta, vice president & managing director, NetApp India/SAARC


“Women are inherently gifted multitaskers and relentless achievers, balancing various roles with grace and determination. I am immensely proud to be a part of this incredible community, where every success is not just an individual milestone but a testament to the indomitable spirit that characterizes us. Standing amidst remarkable female achievers encountered on my journey with Quick Heal, their countless stories of collective triumphs deeply inspire me.

Recognizing the crucial role women play in shaping societies and communities, Quick Heal places a paramount emphasis on gender equality and inclusivity. Simultaneously, at the Quick Heal Foundation, we believe in empowering women with the tools they need to overcome challenges and fulfill their aspirations. As we celebrate Women’s Day, Quick Heal Foundation remains committed to fostering an environment where women can thrive through education, healthcare, and skill development. We envision a brighter and more equitable future where every woman is empowered to realize her full potential and contribute her unique talents to the betterment of society.” Ms. Anupama Katkar, Chairperson of Quick Heal Foundation and Chief Operational Excellence, Quick Heal Technologies Limited

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