Preeti Singh is an Information Security professional who has been in the industry for nearly 15 years with a diverse background
Sheryl Sandberg once said that no industry or country can reach its full potential until women reach their full potential. This is especially true of science and technology, where women with a surplus of talent still face a deficit of opportunity. A Deloitte survey has suggested that there was a need for technology companies to renew their commitment to advancing gender diversity in the technology industry as the pandemic recedes.
However, despite these challenges, there are women in the industry who serve as a shining example for others. Since strong women inspire other women, stories of women who’ve made a mark in the IT industry need to be brought forward. Dataquest recently spoke to Preeti Singh, and information security professional who has now made it to the leadership level. Preeti has been in the industry for over 15 years, and has been associated with companies like HCL Technologies, Aviva and Axis Risk Consulting in the past.
She is a self-driven, and motivated Information Security professional with a diverse background, managing IT security teams while maintaining a consistent track record of driving increased level of productivity and improved security landscape. Preeti spoke about how her journey been so far in the technology industry, how the pandemic impacted women employees, initiatives that are needed as far as women are concerned, and the challenges that she faced in her career.
Preeti emphasised on how women need to change their mindset, and have more faith in themselves in order to make a mark in the industry. She also touched upon a range initiatives that companies need to introduce to make their enterprise more diverse.