Today’s little girl who loves technology believes she can shatter glass ceilings, code a website and change the world in a day’s work. Her Mom? Even with talent and drive, she’d likely need convincing. Because in today’s male-dominated technology field, despite progress, women are still underrepresented to a large degree. But that’s not the case at Cendyn.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we peeled back the stats with our HR department and sat down with a few of our senior level female executives to chat about what it means to be a high-ranking woman at Cendyn and the technology industry. Refreshing, authentic and personal, these anecdotes showcase the character of these female leaders.
Although it’s not a 50/50 split across all areas, some areas are higher, some are lower, our demographics prove to be a culture of equality, empowerment and support for women in the workplace.
At Cendyn, females make up:
46 % of all employees
71% of our managers
46% of directors
35% of vice president or above
Enterprise Business Officer
“Fortunately, I was the oldest of three daughters raised by parents who prescribed a “You can do anything you put your mind to” philosophy. I never felt boxed in or hindered from striving for my goals. Riding the coat tails of baby boomers, I also benefited from a wave of maverick woman who pushed the envelope, as well as the glass ceiling. Entrepreneur magnate Oprah, HP CEO Meg Whitman, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Editor-In-Chief of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington, philanthropist Melinda Gates, even Madonna.
Chief Technology Officer
“The percentage of women working in computer science related professions has steadily declined since the 1990s, dropping from 35% to 25% in the last 15 years. However, I never noticed this until I started to lead a team of engineers myself. I graduated from college as a physics major and the percentage of female students at that time was only 10%. I’ve found that engineers/technologists don’t really mind if you are purple with feathers if you are good in your area of expertise. Business leaders seem more concerned with the value you can deliver than gender.
At Cendyn, capability and skill determines how far you can go. Every day, we implement new functionalities, technologies and solutions to solve customer needs. Your accomplishments, creativity and end results measure performance, not if you are male or female.”
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President, Client Strategy & Success
I don’t compare myself with men (or women). I am the best version of myself that I can be today. Then, I make today a little better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today. I never believed I could or couldn’t do something because I was a woman. I’ve always tried to forge a unique path for myself. Being open and ready for new challenges are key in any fast-paced environment, as well as surrounding yourself with people who support you and want to see you succeed.Cendyn provides an amazing environment for employees of all genders to not just contribute their day-to-day expertise, but also help the entire organization grow.”