I do not feel like I’m in a special role. I look at IT as a career like any other with its challenges and rewards. Yes, there are still more men in IT, however, over the years a lot has been done to encourage women into the field, especially at Henkel by giving equal opportunities during recruitment and promotions; training and maintaining those already in the field. In my career I never felt that my gender played a role. At Henkel, skills count, and I’ve benefited from that. I progressed from an IT trainee to IT office administrator, then to Senior System Engineer in the last 15 years. Opportunities outside IT have also been availed at Henkel which have immensely helped in my growth. For three years, in addition to my IT role, I took up HR responsibilities in Kenya. I call it a “crash course” as I got experience in almost all areas of HR within a very short period. That truly was an incredible experience.