In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, we asked a selection of our female colleagues a few questions around this year’s theme of #BreakTheBias. Continue reading to hear what Lovely Ahuja had to say
Imagine a gender equal world, what does that look like for you?
It looks like 'Heaven' or 'Dream come true’. It will be a very beautiful world with everyone at the same equal.
Have you ever experienced a time where a male counterpart was praised over you on a shared project? How did that make you feel and how did you address this?
I have not experienced that exactly but something similar and trust me that feels awful and very disheartening. Addressing such issues is not always been easy or understandable but have only been highlighted in my feelings afterwards.
How will you be celebrating International Women’s Day?
I think by sharing gratitude with the women in my group who always came forward and especially expressing gratitude to my mother.
Why is gender equality important?
To ensure that everyone is treated equally and fair and that people get the equal respect they deserve.
Do you believe that gender equality in the workplace is improving?
Yes, I feel personally that it has (at least in the team I am in) and that it will be even better in the coming years.
If you could share a piece of advice to your younger self about your career, what would it be?
Work with the people who will nourish you and respect you. Also, don't let others manage your own career