Subscribe Get to Know OSGWomen in Tech: Highlighting Women at OSG for Women’s History Month By OSG Team on March 27, 2022As employees of OSG, everyone at the company has their hands in technology and analytics, so we wanted to share some of the experiences of women at OSG to celebrate women’s history month and their shared experience as women in a technology company. From marketing to administration to technology to sales, our employees show their strengths and capabilities every single day, and we continue to build systems for internal and external recognition of their achievements. Learn more about Women’s History Month and continue supporting the people around you, especially those of historically marginalized identities, in your professional and personal lives. Here are some of our women in tech, sharing their guidance and expertise from their work and life experiences: Christine Antonelli – Assistant Controller on the Finance teamWhat’s the best part about working at OSG?There are so many things. First, I really enjoy the comradery between departments. We are a global company with a majority of remote employees, so it is really nice to jump on Teams or Zoom and see a smiling face on the other side of the camera. Second, I really like that the company embraces a work/life balance philosophy. We are a work family, and I would not want it any other way.What tips do you have for women looking for, or working in, roles like yours?Be the B’s. Be yourself, be optimistic, be a go-getter, and be authentic.Do you have any advice for women trying to break into the tech and research world?Do your research in the industry. Sign up for webinars, Ted Talks, or even YouTube. There is so much valuable information out there that even after you get out of college, you can still keep learning and growing in this field.What’s your favorite part about being a woman?What don’t I love about being a woman? Thank goodness we have evolved in the workplace, and we can rock it no matter what. It is not just the woman staying at home raising a child anymore. Men can too. It is a household personal decision, and either way is fabulous. Women have just as much knowledge, drive, and ambition as men, if not even more at times. We should not judge gender, race, age, or sex. I love looking into the mirror as a woman and know I can make a difference. The world is our oyster! Wendy Gilbert – UX Designer on Marketing and Product TeamsWhat’s the best part about working at OSG?My teammates! Having a cross-functional role between the Product and Marketing teams allows me to learn from different perspectives. I get to understand the technical aspects of our products from my product managers and fellow UX designer while keeping up-to-date on the business side of things from my marketing team members.What tips do you have for women looking for, or working in, roles like yours?These tips are from my personal experience: When looking for design roles, you must have a portfolio that showcases your best case studies. Have confidence in talking about your process and be able to back up your design decisions. No project is perfect, so don’t forget to talk about your learnings and opportunities for improvement because that’s what UX is all about. Joining design communities and staying up to date on current trends also helps you grow as a designer.If you are currently in a UX role, I would say to always stay in communication. Having a transparent relationship between the design and engineering teams will help for a smooth product development process. Ask all the questions because those who are more experienced, love to share their knowledge.Do you have any advice for women trying to break into the tech and research world?Don’t let fear keep you from thriving. If tech is what you want to get into, go for it. Grow your network and learn from others. There are a lot of educational resources out there that are both free and at a cost so just go with what is best for you and your lifestyle. Keep an open mind and never stop learning. Don’t be afraid to fail multiple times and remember to celebrate all of your wins, big or small. Breaking into tech is not easy but it is doable, you just have to put in the time.What’s your favorite part about being a woman?Women have come a long way over the years. We are resilient in all aspects of life. We’ve recognized our capabilities and it is amazing to see so many women branch out into other industries, such as tech. How cool is it to call yourself a woman in tech?! Kristin Readinger – Sales & Marketing Associate on the MedTech Business Development TeamWhat’s the best part about working at OSG?Seeing how our products and services make an impact on our client’s businesses. Also, I enjoy collaborating with our marketing team and seeing ideas come to life.What tips do you have for women looking for or working in roles similar to yours?Don’t be afraid to step outside of your role and bring ideas to your company. Sometimes it can be intimidating but with a supportive company, like OSG, you’ll find support and feedback which may even lead to the implementation of those ideas.Do you have any advice for women trying to break into the tech and research world?There are 114% more female entrepreneurs today than 20 years ago (Source: JohnLeonard.com). And being that so many more companies are run by women, women’s perspective in the workplace is vital.What’s your favorite part about being a woman?My favorite part is being proud of who I was created to be, and I believe there is a lot of opportunity for women in business at this time.Who is the most influential woman you know?I know many influential women, and many of them have shown me that anything is possible, even through life’s challenges. My mother would probably be the most influential as she was someone who embraced many aspects of being a strong woman, through each season of her life, and continues to this day. Ragini Shyamsunder – Associate on the Marketing teamWhat is your role at OSG?I am a marketing associate primarily responsible for writing the PxidaX blogs. I also manage OSG’s Instagram account and the weekly newsletters for PxidaX.What’s the best part about working at OSG?OSG has been a beautiful change from my previous job. The best part of working here is my teammates. I love checking into work every day, knowing that I get to interact with people who completely have my back and at the same time, are my guiding lights to success. OSG has a great company culture. I love that we get a chance to balance work and our personal lives and that we don’t need to be logging in on the weekends unless it’s absolutely necessary.What tips do you have for women looking for or working in roles similar to yours?The list is endless, but I’ll keep this short:Make sure you have a wonderful teamWork in an organization that truly values youDon’t be afraid to speak up for any reason, especially when asking for helpDo you have any advice for women trying to break into the tech and research world?This is going to sound really cliché, but I would say be brave. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are not capable of doing things. Keep believing that you are absolutely good enough and that you are capable of accomplishing amazing things.What’s your favorite part about being a woman?Everything! It’s great that we have the opportunity to prove to ourselves that we are capable of accomplishing so much both personally and professionally. The world is truly our oyster. Priyanka Soni – Associate on the Field Services teamWhat’s the best part about working at OSG?The best part of working at OSG is that it provides me the time of being myself and work-life balance is great. The work culture is so encouraging that it encourages employees to take on different responsibilities outside their daily tasks.What tips do you have for women looking for or working in roles similar to yours?I would love to encourage and welcome them with a warm heart. I really want them to excel in their life and try challenging roles and take the charge and lead the Field service as they do in their daily life. As this role will not only help them financially but also give them the power to lead their life like a boss and take ownership of their projects.Do you have any advice for women trying to break into the tech and research world?I would only advise them to:Earn respectBe yourselfKnow your stuffSpeak upStand for yourself and for the right thingBreak the stereotypesWhat’s your favorite part about being a woman?I just love every part of being a woman. I celebrate being a woman, I believe everything is so beautiful, being a woman. I am a progressive, multi- tasker, home maker. Women are the most sensitive, caring, and maternal people in the world. Women are very sympathetic towards people and things. They use both sides of the brain.“I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou Gita Varagoor – Director of Learning and DevelopmentWhat is your role at OSG?Primarily Learning and Development, but I have worked in areas focused on processes and just-in-time training with various teams, mentoring the Inside Sales Team and bringing about efficiencies in the systemWhat’s the best part about working at OSG?The wide variety of projects that one can work on – if one were to look for them and willingly be a part of those projectsWhat tips do you have for women looking for or working in roles similar to yours?The sky is the limit – if you believe in yourself and strive towards excellence in all that you do.Do you have any advice for women trying to break into the tech and research world?Be focused, work harder and smarter, be a people person, and communicate effectively so that you can “own the room” (in any gathering small or large).What’s your favorite part about being a woman?Dressing up 😊Who is the most influential woman you know?Too many to count in a single hand – I would go for Toni Morrison (the poet/author) and RBG (the Supreme Court Justice) – for their grit, single-minded focus, and their resilience. Courtney Viers – Visual Designer on the Marketing TeamWhat’s the best part about working at OSG?The best part about working at OSG is the vast amount of support from colleagues and managers. If there is an aspect of the job that is difficult or challenging, there are always so many avenues for help. You will never go a day in this company feeling like you must solve all the issues on your own. OSG also provides options for training to further your career.What tips do you have for women looking for, or working in, roles like yours?If you are a woman and are interested in Visual design or a similar role, my advice to you would be to stay informed on the latest and greatest designs and techniques. The design world can be overwhelming and sometimes intimidating but knowing the trendy designs or applications that are in style will help you stand out in a room. To any woman looking to make a career in the tech and research world, you can do it! If you come across a challenge, just remember that there are so many resources and tutorials to help you find the answer.What’s your favorite part about being a woman?Being a woman is special, it’s empowering and invigorating. My favorite part about being a woman is supporting other women. We are a minority when it comes to the tech and business world, and we must empower each other daily, not only in our careers but in our personal lives as well. Join our Team at OSG!As a growing and evolving company, we always need people with diverse strengths, experiences, and backgrounds to join our teams. This way, our technology and work with customers continue growing and evolving with new perspectives and ideas. Join our teams and help us shift the business world in a customer-centric direction through our work with our customers. Intelligent growth and powerful outcomes start with an amazing team, inspired by the work that they do and the people they’re surrounded by every single day. 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