Hansa Sharma, Co-Founder, Simpliance Technologies
“At Simpliance we believe in hiring people who are fit for the purpose. The management team strongly believes that gender does not define capability. At the leadership level we have two women leading key functions and responsible for decision making. Across the organization we have a 50-50 model proving the fact that skill & delivery of work speaks louder than gender and this model evolved on its own without any specific thought process of differentiating based on gender. Our culture of online office also enables women who want to work but need to also cater to young kids and household duties. The freedom to work from home and yet deliver, gives them an opportunity to re-establish a career which would otherwise have been difficult in a normal physical 9-5 office model.
We are an IT company and our products for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) are some the first one’s which are bringing the digital revolution and benefits to not just our customers but also the industry. Our customers experience our digital interventions in their day-to-day risk management, audit and legal compliance functions through the products. Also, our teams help the customers monitor and control risks in their organizations.
Women today should not demand for a special status. Being a single mother my greatest learning and advice would be to bring up our kids in a manner that they are capable of taking care of themselves from a very young age. Only then can women step out, grow and cherish themselves as individuals rather always being someone’s mother/wife/sister/daughter etc., which is how we are commonly portrayed. There is no dearth of opportunities, freedom and enablement that exist in the society today to become successful in whatever you chose to do. Unlike olden times, a large part of the society is changed or changing, and women should no longer request or demand something. They need to be on par with men with regards to skill, education, hard work, time management and personality. The key is to be equally efficient, deliver without exceptions and never shy away from responsibility.”