Hi, I am Pragya Priyadarshini. I work as a software developer in Visa. I am from the Platform Team that provide support to the verticals in Visa. This is a very good forum where everyone can collaborate and grow. Regards, Pragya Priyadarshini
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Hi guys, This is Pragya. I work as a software developer in Visa. I hail from Bhagalpur, a small town in Bihar. Coming from a small town and being a part of a lower-middle class family, it's not easy for you to break in the corporate world, especially if you are a girl. There are questions raised about the amount of money being spent on your education, the potential interactions with boys in a co-ed environment and everyone has an opinion as to what should be the ideal age for your marriage. I am fortunate that I have a very supporting family who always believed in me and provided me with all the possible opportunities to groom myself. International Women's Day, for me, is an acceptance of the important role that women play, in the myriad of the duties they perform at their household and workplace, and for which they are often denied their fair share of love and respect. It's a wake-up call for the world to free women from the shackles that they have been unjustifiably bound to. It's a celebration of the future that provides equal spaces, opportunities and respect to both men and women. But more than anything, it's a reflection of the fact that the New Women will not and shouldn't play second fiddle to men but rather hold hands with them and walk together towards our shared goals of progress, prosperity and excellence. Balancing for better entails a lot of challenges as well as responsibilities. In corporate and even in real world this is my advice for developers in technology to push for progress in the workplace. It is about respecting the opposite gender everyday and not any particular day in the year and walking hands in hands for achieving both personal and professional goals. It is about giving equal opportunities to the talent without being biased or making any strong opinions towards any specific gender. It is about collaborating with others for the best outcome which also leads to broad thinking due to interaction with diverse mindsets. It is about supporting each other for every task without specifying any particular domain for a specific gender. It is about being a leader and empowering and nurturing everyone around us by giving an impetus to their hidden potentialities. It is about celebrating equality, fraternity, non-patriarchy and humanity.
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