I was fortunate to be headhunted by Servcorp when I was living in Australia and specifically due to my management experience.
Today, Servcorp is the leading provider of serviced offices and business package solutions in the Middle East – our information technology (IT) solutions allows companies of any size to operate in the region while benefiting from Servcorp’s global corporate presence in over 155 countries worldwide.
Services include fast internet (Ethernet of Wifi) access backed with a guaranteed uptime of 99.99%; the Servcorp VoIP telephony application built for the desktop, tablet and/or smartphone; and in-house IT consultants for critical and IT emergencies by dialling *1 from a Servcorp telephone.
The opportunities are vast – the UAE’s 2021 Vision to create an innovative, entrepreneurially spirited Smart City opens an array of doors for women to excel in the tech sector.
The significant gender divide in the tech world has provided me with an advantage to succeed in this fast-paced, dynamic industry by helping me to stand out as a successful business woman.
A key tip would be to stay ahead of industry trends and adapt to change quickly - the evolution of technology has shown no signs of slowing down. It’s important for women to ‘get out there’ and learn from the industry whether through networking events or workshops – knowledge sharing is key.
Although the Middle East is reported to have one of the lowest global participation rates of women in the workforce, the situation is beginning to improve as both governments and organizations acknowledge the importance of the advancement of gender equality in the workforce and in general. For example, a recent study by Mckinsey recently found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.