Anahita Mahmoudi, spoke with TechWomen100 about life after winning a TechWomen100 Award.
Now in their fourth year, the TechWomen100 Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in tech – the emerging tech talent and role models for the future.
How did you feel when it was announced that you’d won a TechWomen100 award?
A.M It was a huge honour to receive an award in recognition of my work. Looking back, I feel this award was not for me, it was for all women; the activists, the doctors and nurses, the mothers and daughters, the teachers and students, who are not only excelling in their roles, but who are recognising their power and giving something back to our industry and the wider community.
The more we learn about who we are and what we have to bring to our societies and communities, the more we achieve and change. In our present time, there is no job that women have not done and more women are becoming change makers. This for me is the beauty, the magic of our time!
Please tell us what has happened in your career since winning the TechWomen100 award?
Promotion: I was appointed as a leader of ‘emerging talents’ community in my company to engage, equip and lead classified junior employees to acquire and develop the skills they need to grow within the organisation
Community: I became a Personal Development coach at Code Your Future and currently working with them to empower their students to start their career in the industry
Supported the Future Global Leaders programme (sponsored by Queen Mary University) that aims to build the skills, mindset and cultural agility needed in a future global leader.
Delivered a lightening talk to the students of the school that where I studied, 23 years ago. I am currently working with the headmaster to introduce a series of inspiration talks for their pupils.
Lastly, I am working on introducing an award system for the Women Network Group within the Business Unit where I work.
What advice would you give to someone else going through the award’s process?
A.M Look outside of your day job and think about the values that you are bringing to your team and community.
What tips would you give to our other members to enhance their careers?
All of us dedicating our lives to get money. Do not let that to strain your ambition in reaching what you truly want.
A lot of us lose a lot of time, a lot of resources, working on the old stories of our society.
Tap into your potentials, explore new opportunities, work on creating new stories.
Lastly, learn more and teach more.
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