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International Women's Day 2023: Shaping the Future of Women in Tech

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KRISTI MYLLENBECK
März 08, 2023 - 3 Lesezeit: Min

An organization’s success is forged by its people, and the more diverse a workforce, the better prepared a business is to tackle complex problems. From creative minds and skilled communicators to expert problem solvers and fearless leaders, every company needs a balance of talent to get ahead.

At Zscaler, we recognize this and prioritize not only hiring diverse candidates but also ensuring that every employee has the tools they need to succeed. This Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’re #EmbracingEquity, celebrating women in tech, and recognizing women’s achievements all around the world.

Our well-established, women-led employee resource group, WIZE (Women in Zscaler Engage), has a full month of programming prepared to celebrate and elevate women’s voices while also acknowledging the work that still needs to be done.

Kavitha Mariappan, EVP, Customer Experience & Transformation, is the WIZE executive sponsor. She reflected on the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: equity.

“According to the International Women’s Day definition, equity ‘recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to individuals, in order to reach an equal outcome,’” she said. 

“International Women’s Day serves as a powerful reminder that without equity, we cannot reach equality for women. Without equality, we cannot foster environments that are truly inclusive.”

Suruchi Sharma, Sr. Director, Digital Marketing, leads the WIZE ERG and is optimistic about the future of women in tech.

“As a woman at Zscaler and the leader of our WIZE ERG, I am passionate about advancing the equity of women worldwide,” she said. “I am excited to see how technology will shape the next decade for a more human-centered, secure world. I know women will have a pivotal role to play in making that happen.”

Mariappan expanded on how Zscaler supports and elevates women while acknowledging the importance of both equity and equality.

“At Zscaler, we are steadfast in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work,” she said. “We believe in the power of bringing opportunities for equal participation, catered down to the individual, to foster a workplace that is fair and inclusive for all.”

“When everyone is able to fully contribute and reach their potential, businesses, including Zscaler, will thrive. In fostering a culture of equity, we can tap into the full talent and creativity of our diverse workforce, leading to increased innovation and stronger bottom-line results,” she continued. “Our talented women at Zscaler are proud to lead by example, embracing equity and dedicating themselves to advancing the efforts of women in technology.”

We hope you join us in celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2023! To learn more about the amazing women of Zscaler, watch this video and explore the content below:

Mentor, coach, sponsor: How women get into leading positions in the IT industry

International Women's Day 2022: Break the Bias

 

Celebrating Women at Zscaler:

Diana Vikutan on Developing Zscaler and Honing Multitasking Skills During Quarantine

Melissa Balentine on Professional Growth and the Evolution of Zscaler

How Jey Govindan Empowers Future Generations of Women in Tech

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