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Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

As part of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by paying tribute to women in tech.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. 

At Contrast Security, we're excited to celebrate the women in our network who are doing just that. They're breaking down barriers, smashing stereotypes, and getting it done with style.

If you're looking for inspiration to help you create a more open and inclusive workplace, we've got you covered. Here are some Contrasters who have stepped up to share their wisdom on the subject.

“Because there haven't historically been as many women in tech, I love that women who work in this field organize to support, encourage, and elevate each other. Together with our allies, I have seen us make great strides during my career.” - Callie McCormick, Global Director of Channel Sales

“Only place we have a shorter line to the bathroom when attending conferences. Seriously, being able to be a smart woman and appreciated for that quality.” - Jennifer Brackett, Director of Engineering

“I have experienced a great amount of camaraderie with other women in tech. I'm grateful for the women who paved the way and for all of the women who continue to show up and make a unique impact.” - Alyssa Cardwell, Renewals Operations Manager

“In an industry that is challenging, evolving and… undeniably dominated by men, I feel so proud to say I am a woman in tech. Especially in these early years of my career, I am grateful to work with and learn from a network of women who encourage and inspire me to share my voice and challenge myself daily” - Sophie Melcher, Demand Generation Specialist

“As a Women in STEM Ambassador I can assure you - intelligence, true empathy, organizational & coaching skills, fearless execution - are some of the qualities that ladies in tech bring to the table. You can climb mountains & the career ladder. Feel the power & courage to make the first step! I am rooting for you! We are with you! - Julia Kolesnyk, Program Manager

“Tech by its nature is fast paced and ever evolving, giving you the opportunity to make your own career and have options to where things may lead. You can take the ‘bull by the horns’ and just go for it!” - Tiffany Morin, Director of Customer Programs

“This Female Vet in Tech wants you to know “que sí se puede (that yes you can)” break barriers where the great growling engine of change and your uniqueness are encouraged to coexist – technology!” - Addy Casillas, Program Manager

“I love breaking the mold as a woman and tech is the perfect medium to showcase my strengths and support other women doing the same.” - Samantha Danyal, Sr. Director of Customer Success

“Women truly care. They care about, for and with other men and women about creating and innovating.The resilience and caring strength in women in tech is what helped me arrive at the executive level I am today.” - Tara Ryan, Chief Marketing Officer

“I love the intensity and fast pace of it all - It's hard to get bored with so much to learn around new innovations. Knowledge is power, and when you know how the world works, you're able to not only contribute but also innovate.” - Saadia Khan, Launch Program Manager

“Working with other amazing women and building each other in the journey of a career. ~Growing Never Ends~” - Alna Patel, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager - Channel & Alliances

“The tech industry never stands still; there is always something new to learn, like recent trends or other technical skills that are of value. Being a woman in tech offers the opportunity to meet, mentor, work with and learn from a diverse group of brilliant people.” - Mary Bruce, Head of Demand Generation

“It is inspiring to see more women join the tech industry as well as see more men that stand beside them as allies. The future of innovation relies on everyone. Together we can uncover impressive and groundbreaking discoveries that change the world.” - Laura Asendio, Public Relations Manager

“My fellow sisters: Your ideas matter; your thoughts are valuable. You deserve to find your passion, don’t let anyone stand in your way.” - Azra Burden, Field Marketing Specialist

Callie McCormick - Global Director of Channel Sales

Callie McCormick - Global Director of Channel Sales