Each March we recognize Women’s History Month. This year we celebrated the achievements of women across our organization and hosted a variety of events to inspire and empower one another to reach our full potential.
Our Women at Gartner Employee Resource Group (ERG) organized a month-long celebration of events to align with this year’s International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias theme. We are kicking off the month with an overview of ways to get involved and give back to our local communities. By donating their time, talent, and earnings, our associates can engage in efforts to further opportunities for women and young girls. One way to give back to local communities is through mentorship. Discover how our associates have helped advance their local communities through mentorship here. In addition to this, we also shared a podcast about how females at Gartner have broken the bias through their careers in IT. Listen to the podcast here.
We also invited our associates to join our Chief HR Officer, Robin Kranich during an inspirational call as she discusses the International Women’s Day theme, Break the Bias. In addition, through our partnership with Fairygodboss, our associates were invited to a panel discussion with Fairygodboss’s Co-founder and CEO Georgene Huang to learn ways to recognize bias and the actions needed to break the bias. Suezette Yasmin Robotham, DEI VP Talent Acquisition will lead a conversation discussing ways Gartner breaks the bias through enhanced recruiting strategies.
To wrap up the month, associates will join Claire Herkes, Executive Vice President of Conferences, Yvonne Genovese, Executive Vice President of Global Product Management, and Jules Kaufman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel to understand how Gartner’s executive leadership team supports the continued empowerment of women globally, and our approach to building a more sustainable and equitable approach for the future.
Our associates also participated in recruiting and networking events to share their advice for advancing your career. Discover some of the tips that they shared below.
“When starting your career, network and just try to get your foot in the door. As you progress your career, it is important to look for companies with business growth.” Andrea Greenwald, Director, Advisory
“Know what you want and pursue it unapologetically. Seek the right mentor to guide and support you along the way – It goes a long way!” - Nayani Gupta, Associate Director Consulting
“I think if you’re interested in making a shift, into the tech space or another space all together, know you are not alone and that career paths are often not a straight line. If you admire someone’s career or have questions about how they got there – reach out. While people are busy, many are also interested in helping/advising others and asking for 15 mins of their time is an easy ask – the worst they can say is no.” Pooja Badlani, Senior Director, Product Development