Delhi, January 14, 2014: Networking technologies leader, Cisco, urged over a thousand young women in the national capital region to consider careers in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The company hosted a special panel discussion to celebrate ‘Girls in ICT ‘day at the Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Vasundhra Enclave, Delhi, last week -- an initiative of Cisco’s Network Academy programme.
With an emphasis on promoting ICT as a good career choice with strong possibilities for employment and professional growth, the event included discussions on smart strategies for women to thrive in technology, to overcome the barriers to a lasting career, diversity in workplace and how women are instrumental in the success of the organization.
The session was well received by t young women who were motivated to be a part of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. The panel consisted of eminent speakers who included Rashmi Singh Executive Director, National Mission for Empowerment of Women; Dr. Nioufer Shroff,Head of Division, Photonics Development Division; M. Diksha Mishra, Enterprise Technical / Solution Consultant at Adobe Systems; Suruchi Wadhwan, System Engineer at Cisco Systems; and Anuradha Sharma Program Manager-Social Innovation Group, Cisco Systems.
The sessions were interspersed with interactive games and a networking session for the participants.
Said Anuradha Sharma: “We at Cisco believe that colleges are great platforms to enable exchange of knowledge and foster women leadership across industries. Mainstreaming of diversity discussions and coaching of self- empowerment for women are some of the steps we can take in ending gender disparity. Our motive behind celebrating ‘Girls in ICT’ day was to provide women the opportunity to be a part of the IT revolution and to make them realize how they are important in the talent pool. Through our Network Academy program, we invite these young girls to build skills & behaviors needed to excel in their careers and contribute to the community at large.”