We interviewed Avraaj Matharu, Automation Architect at Sogeti on his experience and thoughts on diversity in tech.
I work as an Automation Architect and my job role involves the following:
I chose a career in tech due to a combination of factors, including a passion for problem-solving, a strong interest in innovation, the desire to make a meaningful impact, job security, financial rewards, and the opportunity to express creativity. Exposure to technology, role models, and mentors also played a role, along with personal interest and my educational background, ultimately shaping my path toward a technology-focused career.
Yes, I studied BSc IT and MSc IT
No, I do not think there is a lack of diversity. There used to be a lack of diversity earlier but with active inclusion programs and a progressive mindset this has been well addressed.
I personally never experienced any barriers in getting into technology.
Diversity and inclusion mean fostering an environment where individuals of all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and abilities, are not only welcomed but valued and empowered. It involves recognising and embracing the unique perspectives and experiences that people from diverse backgrounds bring to the table. Inclusion goes beyond representation; it’s about creating a culture where all voices are heard, and everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute to their fullest potential. It’s a commitment to fairness, respect, and equity for all individuals, irrespective of their differences.
No, I feel very included and never faced and discrimination in the workplace.