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Make-up artist: Sharmila Vooren
“Xomnia believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce positively impacts our workplace and industry as a whole. By participating in the Equals “Role Model Campaign,” we are taking a concrete step to support and promote the representation of women in the tech field.”
Data engineer at Xomnia
“As a data engineer, I bring different data streams together to automate different types of processes and build cloud infrastructure. I love my job because I can see the tangible impact of my work on the daily lives of end-users, helping them unlock insights, save time, simplify and secure processes, and much more.”
What or Who inspired you to pursue your chosen career?
“Growing up, there were no female figures in data or tech that I knew of or looked up to. In fact, I never imagined that I will grow up to become a data engineer in the first place. While many encouraged me to pursue this path, including my colleagues with their passion and expertise for this field, my grandmothers in particular deserve a shoutout! They, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to study but have always been so deeply interested and encouraging in what I do. I regularly tell them about my job and they even know some features of the cloud!”