Empowering women engineers in India

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September 08, 2023

2 women engineers at ServiceNow

“If anyone tells you that women don’t do well in STEM or engineering, please don’t believe it. It’s not true,” urges Priya A., one of the proud women engineers at ServiceNow.

Since joining the company in India in December 2020, Priya has experienced exponential professional growth. And she’s not the only one. That’s why ServiceNow was named one of India’s Best Companies to Work For. As a director of software engineering, Priya leads a team of more than 20 talented engineers who are paving the way for others to do their best work.


Self-belief: A catalyst for success

While managerial support is vital to career growth, employees’ self-belief is equally important. Employees must trust that their expertise will help them achieve their career goals. Suneela P., a senior software engineer at ServiceNow, reflects on her journey of overcoming self-doubt.

Suneela used to believe she didn’t have what it takes to move to other roles in the company. Over time, she observed that colleagues who were missing a couple of the skills or prerequisites for a different role were securing those roles and thriving in them. She found that eye-opening and pushed through her doubt by seizing each and every new learning opportunity.

“You don’t have to know 100% of the job to raise your hand,” Suneela says. “The only 100% you need is effort and interest to learn things.”

“I still learn something new every day,” Priya adds. “Professionally for me, this company has given me an opportunity to pick up new skills.”

Freedom to pursue passions

ServiceNow is really helping me do my best work by giving me the opportunity to work on things that I’m passionate about,” Suneela says proudly.

One of her passion projects outside her job responsibilities was participating in ServiceNow Women Code to Win, a mentoring program for female college students studying engineering.

Sameera S., senior manager of software quality assurance engineering at ServiceNow, also volunteers as a mentor. She considers her mentorship opportunities and management training as the catalyst for her career growth.

Shattering stereotypes

I think there is a stereotype that in engineering, only men can rule,” Sameera says. “But I think we must overcome that stereotype. That hampers our thinking ability. We need to keep learning, dreaming, and thinking big.”

Priya agrees, crediting her success to trailblazing women who came before her. “I consider it part of my duty and responsibility to do the same for other women who may also be walking this path,” she says.

At ServiceNow, we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where all voices are heard, valued, and respected. We welcome all candidates, including individuals from nontraditional and varied backgrounds, who might not come from a typical path connected to a specific role. We believe skills and experiences are transferable, and the desire to dream big makes for great candidates.

Priya, Suneela, and Sameera are only three examples of women engineers who are helping us fulfill our purpose at ServiceNow. In making the world work better for everyone, they’re actively creating pathways for other women to achieve greatness.

Find out more about engineering careers at ServiceNow.

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