Celebrating International Women’s Day with WadzPay Employees
As we celebrate International Women's Day this week, the team at WadzPay is proud to recognise the contributions of women in our company.
WadzPay understands that the world would not be where it is today without strong female representation and that greater diversity in leadership brings us closer to a more equal future.
Here are some perspectives from our employees about the theme for International Women’s Day 2023: “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”.
1. Amy Han, Associate Vice President – Compliance & Risk (Singapore)
From my point of view, technology has had a profound impact on today’s society, transforming the way we live, work, and interact with each other. It in many ways helping empower women and achieve gender equality, particularly via the following:
• Communications. It has revolutionised the way we communicate with each other. With the rapid universalisation of smart phones, social media, messaging apps, women can express themselves, access and share information, raise awareness about issues affecting women and connect with others all over the world in real-time. Social media especially has been playing an important role in facilitating social movements and helping women voicing out their concerns and any unfair or harmful treatments they receive in an effective manner.
• Education. Despite progress in increasing access to education, many girls around the world still face significant barriers to accessing education. This includes poverty, cultural barriers, and violence. Technology has made education more accessible to women all over the world. Online learning platforms, virtual classrooms, and educational apps have made it possible for women to learn from anywhere at any time.
• Remote Work. Women continue to bear the burden of caregiving responsibilities, and this can make it difficult for them to balance their work and family responsibilities. Advances in technology have enabled many women to work remotely, which has given them more flexibility to balance work and family responsibilities. This has made it easier for women to participate in the workforce and pursue career opportunities that might not have been possible otherwise.
• Artificial Intelligence (“AI”). Despite the progress that has been made in promoting gender equality, biased decisions in terms of pay, title and authority still exist at today’s workforce. Women on average still earn less than men for the same work and there are still more men than women sitting on the corporate boards all over the world. AI can help eliminate gender bias in the decision-making processes. AI algorithms can be trained on unbiased data sets to make decisions based on objective criteria rather than subjective judgments. This can help to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in areas such as hiring, promotion, and performance evaluation.
Overall, to gain the aforementioned benefits and to ensure that women have equal access to digital resources and opportunities, everyone still needs to work hard together to increase the gender equality social awareness, improve the technology access by women and with policy makers continuously working on the gender diversity and inclusion initiatives and enforcements.
WadzPay offers employees flexible work arrangement though the use of technology. We communicate with each other conveniently via our HR system and Microsoft Teams. This definitely promotes work-life balance, especially for women like me who have caregiving responsibilities. I feel very grateful for the support from the senior management and the flexibility offered.
2. Ashita Jain, Vice President – Human Resources (India)
Digital technology has become critical to our lives. Gender diversity in particular has positive effects on radical innovation, a criterion that is crucial for tech companies.
In the journey of making WadzPay a great place to work we have diverse workforce with enriched experience exploring distinct opportunities by playing an imperative role in organisation as we practice workplace equality.
Digital fluency is helping to level up both men and women at work as they both embrace and use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected, and effective. Technology places both men & women at equal pedestal without creating any discrimination in the opportunity and pay scale as we practice standardized interviews and skills-based assessments that help to focus on the gender equality.
Additionally, WadzPay encourages equal collaborative work culture to all its employees to bring synergy at workplace and enhance the positive competition to build their capabilities.
3. Mona Eissa, Executive Assistant & Office Manager (Dubai)