International Women’s Day was last week, but we're still riding the wave of female empowerment here at Ivanti. As for myself, I'm feeling pretty #blessed to be a woman.

Not only is International Women’s Day a great time to celebrate the awesome women in your life, but it’s also a time to reflect on what it means to be a female in the workplace.

It’s no secret that women have been fighting an uphill battle throughout the years in the workplace, especially in the tech industry. The advances that have been made in the past few years are really exciting and empowering. Ivanti supports and encourages all qualified women to join the team in an effort to further this progress.

We talked to some women at the company about their experiences being women in technology:

Another thing I like about working for Ivanti is I feel like I’m working with a team that values what I have to say. When I’m in a room with a group of people, I don’t feel like I’m ever looked down on. We’re all on the same playing field." – Cindy, UX Engineer

Cindy also had great things to say about Ivanti’s STEM initiatives, to which she volunteers her time.

“We’ve been able to work with a girls' coding class. We’ve been able to teach them and empower them… so they understand that they can do this; it’s not something that only boys do.”

To support Ivanti’s STEM initiative, the Interchange IT Podcast visited SheTech, where we interviewed several high school girls who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. We were blown away by the drive, confidence, and intelligence of these young ladies.

One of the high schoolers that we interviewed was especially inspiring to us. Gabriella Christensen from Carbon High School in Utah is an aspiring biomedical engineer. On the podcast (iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlaySoundCloud) she talked about how sometimes people question her when she tells them she wants to be an engineer when she grows up. Catch the full episode below:

I think girls get underestimated so much… This is the future, we need more girls in the industry because we’re smart and we can problem solve.” – Gabriella Christensen, age 16

I’m really excited about the direction Ivanti and the world are going to help empower women professionally and personally. At Ivanti, I think it comes down to working with genuinely good people who are invested in helping you succeed. One of our field marketers, Tracy, says it best:

If you work with good people, everything else just comes easy.” – Tracy, Field Marketing

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