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 Sarika Mariemuthu had to say
Imagine a gender equal world, what does that look like for you?
Equal gender in senior positions were all opinions matter and everyone is respected for what they do, where the suit is respected no matter who wears it. That’s my world one day we will get there.
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?
Yes, disappointed and de-motivated.
I had a one on one with my senior manager and advised about my discomfort regarding my input that was not mentioned in that project.
Another meeting was scheduled where I was praised for my hard work regarding the same project.
Have you ever challenged gender stereotypes, discrimination and bias?
All the time, I believe in educating people about gender equality which is how we get to raise awareness.
How will you be celebrating International Women’s Day?
I will be sharing knowledge about gender equality to my son and will also pay homage to the great women inspirations through our times.
Why is gender equality important?
As we the female gender feel it’s time to be heard and not be taken advantage off.
Do you believe that gender equality in the workplace is improving?
Yes, most definitely.
If you could share a piece of advice to your younger self about your career, what would it be?
Take that step no matter how scared or challenging it may seem, don't let anyone make you feel you