Our voices: women on ICT

Telenor strives for a diverse workforce, and we believe that the ICT industry will thrive with a greater balance of men and women. That’s why we asked some of our top talents to share advice for young women who may be considering a bright future in the world of technology.

Written: Sep 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Sonya Dabb

Manager, Marketing Transformation and Capabilities, Telenor Group

‘With an evolving digital technology ecosystem, careers in ICT aren’t just about programming and technical skills. Building tomorrow’s technology and contributing towards #SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities) encompasses a full range of creative and people focused roles.’

Ieva Martinkenaite

VP, Telenor Research

‘Research shows that girls earn higher grades than boys at schools, and often outperform on problem-solving and communication skills in workplace. These are what every company will need to unlock the full benefits of AI revolution.’

Ruza Sabanovic

CTO, Telenor Group

‘The mantra of success relies on strong belief, commitment and team work. It’s inspiring to see young women make a difference with their ability to decisively and quickly respond to simultaneous and different tasks which is important for successful leadership.’

Muniza Siddiqui

Manager Radio Frequency Optimization, Telenor Pakistan 

‘Pursuing a career in ICT is a bold step, especially in countries where it’s considered as a man’s world. However, success doesn’t come to those who avoid difficult situations. My advice to young girls is to rise above the conformity and choose ICT as a career.’

Durdana Achakzai

CDO, Telenor Pakistan

‘Technology enables us to solve real world problems at scale quicker than ever before. But to do so we need a more diverse set of problem-solvers! More women in tech means better chances at solving these problems that’ll make the world a better place.’

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