Samina Subedar, Vice President of Marketing, StorCentric
“Each year on August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day which commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It is a day that is particularly important to me for two reasons. The first is that it serves as a reminder to reflect upon and appreciate all those that supported my career goals in marketing and technology. The second reason is that it reminds me that I should do the same, and support others that wish to excel in their chosen professions.
On August 26, and all year long, we can do our part in a variety of ways. To start, support the wonderful teachers that are extending hands-on STEM learning opportunities to all and cultivating an environment of gender equality. In addition, actively advocate for educational programs that show real world examples of successful women in technology, which can in turn provide inspiring role models. Next, champion female-based internships and hiring at your organization (not just the right thing to do, diversity optimizes business processes and creates competitive advantage for your company). And, are you a woman in technology or marketing? Then, please consider acting as a mentor. There are numerous organizations around the world focused on such mutually rewarding opportunities.”