This Thursday we’re talking with Bhagya Reddy who is the Principal Data Engineer at QuantumBlack (McKinsey) and One of the Twenty in Women in Data for 2019. Bhagya has over 16 years of Information Technology experience in the field of data engineering, software design, planning, develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions within organizations and works with the latest big data technologies. Bhagya uses her experience to determine the data talent needs for the clients: defining & building data engineering teams for the client, demonstrating how data intersects with different guilds/teams and significantly leading to value.
What it means to be a Woman in Tech for Bhagya? Have a look below!
– Tell me about your journey in the world of tech. How did you start and what was your motivation, what attracted you to the tech career you are in?
I did my graduation in computers and masters in mathematics.
I was always amazed with what data can do during my studies that motivates me to find the career in tech data field
– Do you think that tech is biased towards one gender over the other and if so, in what ways have you experienced it?
There are lots of opportunities for females in tech and especially data analytics for females still I see the ratio of gender isn’t equal yet and I end up attending the meetings/conferences as a single women
– You’re One of the Twenty in Women in Data for 2019. What do you think has changed over the past 5 years in the world of data?
I see there is a lot of awareness for gender equality and women are encouraged more to enter into tech field.
– What do you believe that the next generation of women has to do in order to become successful in working in data in the future?
Be curious and achieve it than thinking through the perfection
– What advice would you give to your younger self?
Speak up first and fast than thinking within yourself else other people will grab the opportunity
Thank you, Bhagya!
You can follow Bhagya on Linkedin here.