Aryaka women in tech – Support. Empower. Grow.


The International Day of Women in Technology and Science is celebrated every year on the 11th of February to acknowledge the achievements of women in the field of technology and science. This day serves as a reminder of the need for gender equality in the workplace and the crucial role of women in shaping the technological and scientific landscape of the world.

It’s no secret that women have historically been underrepresented in the technology and science sectors. Despite making up half of the global population, women are highly underrepresented in technology…..

The good news is that things are slowly changing for the better. In recent years, there has been a growing number of women entering these fields and making significant contributions. From developing life-saving medical technologies to designing innovative software solutions, women are making their mark and inspiring the next generation of female tech and science leaders.

So, on this International Day of Women in Technology and Science, let’s celebrate the achievements of women in these fields and continue to advocate for gender equality in the workplace. Here are some ways you can get involved:

  1. Learn about inspiring women in tech and science – Read about the contributions of female leaders in these fields, including pioneers like Grace Hopper, the first woman to develop computer software, Radia Perlman, known as the “Mother of the Internet,” and Ada Lovelace, creator of the first computer program.
  2. Support female-led tech and science companies – Invest in companies founded or co-founded by women and support female entrepreneurs in the tech and science sectors.
  3. Mentor the next generation – Share your experiences and advice with young women interested in pursuing careers in technology and science.
  4. Advocate for gender equality in the workplace – Speak up against discrimination and work to create a more inclusive and equitable environment in the technology and science sectors.

Within Aryaka, we have a major initiative – Women in Technology (WIT) – to promote the empowerment and professional development of the women in our company across all disciplines, as well as participating in public events to encourage new entrants to the field. Our strategy is to support, empower, and grow.

Also, more than a few of us have daughters, some already in college, but others just deciding their focus and potential careers. We should do all in our power to encourage them, and our WIT structure could be a great template for others. Personally, I’m involved in several mentorships, and have personally created software for BIPOC girls to get interested in STEM. I’d encourage you to do the same!

Beyond Feb 11, on March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day, followed by International Women in Engineering Day on June 23.

In conclusion, let’s continue to celebrate and support the achievements of women in technology and science on this International Day and every day. Women have so much to offer in these fields and deserve equal opportunities and recognition for their contributions.

About the author

Renuka Nadkarni
Renuka Nadkarni is a security veteran with 20 years of experience building new businesses startups or new businesses at large, publicly traded companies. Before joining Aryaka, she held CTO, Security position at F5 Inc. where she was instrumental in driving F5’s foray into the security market. Previously, she has held various positions and built cutting-edge cloud and security products and launching new businesses at F5, VMware, Infoblox and launching startups. She holds an MS in Electric Engineering from the University of Houston and a BS in Electric Engineering from the University of Mumbai.