International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements while calling for gender equality. The theme for IWD 2020 is #EachforEqual, recognizing all of the actions we can take as individuals to challenge stereotypes, fight prejudice and celebrate women’s achievements.
The tech industry is a predominately male-dominated industry. According to the National Center for Women & Informational Technology, only 25% of tech roles are held by females.
Diversity is critical in tech, as it enables companies to create better and safer products that take everyone into consideration. This is one of the reasons that the Rhonda team is a strong advocate for employing not only men and women equally, but people with all different backgrounds and life experiences.
We’ve interviewed several women that make up the Rhonda team to appreciate their thoughts regarding working in the tech industry. It was noted by multiple women at Rhonda that this team champions women to forge ahead in the tech industry.
Interviewer: What does it mean to you as a woman to be working in the field of AI?
Rachel: Working in an industry that is very male dominant, empowers me as a woman to grow and stand up for myself. I enjoy bringing a different perspective to the table that will help shape Rhonda’s AI.
Marissa: I am proud to be a woman in the field of AI. Working in a male-dominated industry motivates me to make my mark and work harder. The field of AI is constantly evolving, I feel lucky to take part in the motion.
Laura: I appreciate the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to the table.
Interviewer: What does it mean to you to be working for Rhonda?
Laura: In my opinion, helping to build out advanced capabilities within Rhonda and working toward the technologies of the future defines what it means to work for Rhonda.
Rachel: As a woman, I enjoy working for a company that strives for equality.
Marissa: Working for Rhonda enables me to voice my opinions as loudly as I want. I am proud to work for a company that deems importance on women’s rights and gender equality. Working for Rhonda means I can express myself freely.
The Rhonda team is focused on empowering women worldwide. We’ve spoken to our tech team in Cambodia on how working for Rhonda makes them prouder to be a woman.
Sreyneth, a talented developer noted that as a woman, she will make history in this field. “There is no better time than now to be a woman in tech and AI. It is the biggest challenge and learning lesson.”
With a mission to help the world care for one another, representing and empowering women is a value on the top of our list.