Do you know Annie? Well, Annie is a 37-year-old, mom of 3 wonderful kids. She lives on a farm and looks over the farm’s work along with the workers. Annie wakes up at 5, finishes her daily chores, cooks for her family, and helps her kids with their schoolwork. She’s a doting wife and a wonderful mom who is always there to help. Many young women in the locality look up to her as she’s an ideal wife, mother, caregiver. However, this is not all. Annie is a technical lead at a leading FinTech firm in the nearest city. She handles a Team of 12, overlooks the codes created by them, issues error tickets, and is the connecting thread between the Tech Manager and the programmers while working remotely. Now Annie sounds like a super ideal woman, doesn’t she! Be like Annie!
A former Miss Universe uttered the following words when asked to describe a woman-
“Just being a woman is God’s gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman”
Gone are the days when a woman’s life was restricted to her family, home, and responsibilities. Today women are independent with strong opinions which they voice out fearlessly and are celebrated in all the fields. Many male-dominated fields have opened doors for women today. We find special units in the armed forces. From women being mocked for their driving to having them as pilots, transport drivers, has been a dream come true! Along with the professions with high-intensity physical work, women are leading in the fields requiring intense mental combats too.
Women cybercrime specialists, Intelligence agents are in peak demand and the women in technology have a totally different fanbase! Right from Ada Lovelace to Elizabeth Churchill women have been leaders in helping build computers, developing the generation 1 programs, inventing compact integrated circuits to now being the director of the digital user experience of the world’s leading tech institution, Google. The progress seems surreal. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, Danah Boyd, founder and president of Data & Society, Kate Crawford, co-founder of the AI Now Institute, Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Sudha Murthy, Founder, Infosys, Joanna Stern, senior tech columnist at The Wall Street Journal, and more, have all re-defined the complex world of technology, effortlessly!
We, at Inogic too have been blessed to be working with our own idol #WomenInTech in the form of Roohi Shaikh, Microsoft MVP & the backbone of Inogic. In this world of women, we surprisingly find many similarities between the features of Maplytics and today’s strong women! Here’s a look at some features truly inspired by women power and capabilities.
Radius/ Proximity Search– A mom finds out things for us that are nowhere to be seen but are actually around us. Proximity search too helps a field rep in finding out clients nearby or within a specific radius around him
Optimized Routing– A woman on a scooter has the power to find her way through a road under construction to reach the school in time to pick up her kid. No matter the traffic, she reaches in time. Optimized routes help the rep to route the fastest way to a client meet avoiding any unnecessary delays
Territory Management– A professional at the office, a caring mom for kids, a doting wife, and more, all territories in life are excellently managed by a woman. Using Territory Management all the sales territories too can be managed, allotted effectively among the field reps.
Detail Map– A homemaker keeps a record of every penny. She has accounted for every cent, second, millisecond, etc. Detail Map has details for revenue, clients, contacts, addresses, etc
Although the similarities are endless, a woman’s contribution to her home, loved ones, and her work remains unparalleled.
The journey thus far has not been easy. There were a lot of bumpy roads. It is a fact that we still have a long way to go before women do not feel the need to demand, request or fight for equality. The times when there will not be news articles written on the unequal prize money awarded to a men’s tennis champion as against a women’s tennis champion, would be the times of realizing eternal acceptance and equality!
Thus, with all these mixed emotions of celebration, inspiration, motivation, and hope, here’s wishing all the women, big, small, fat, thin, tall, short, fair, dark, bold, submissive, leader, follower, mother, daughter, in every nook and corner of this universe, a very Happy International Women’s Day! May you not be symbolized only by the color Pink but spread your wings and conquer different horizons!!