WIT UK Awards winner Padmasini Dayananda explains ‘impact’ in tech

The Social Mobility Project winner is passionate about the inclusive power of tech

In this video series, DiversityQ speaks with the inspirational winners of the Women in IT UK Awards 2022, who give honest accounts about their experiences as women in tech.

Padmasini Dayananda, Global Head of Volunteering led Social Impact at Cognizant, a multinational IT services and consulting company, reflects on her Social Mobility Project of the Year win at the Women in IT UK Awards earlier this year, and her role in ensuring that Cognizant uses its innovative services to empower women and other underrepresented groups globally with digital skills.

In this illuminating interview, Dayananda explains how tech can be harnessed to create a more inclusive society and why learning digital skills amid a growing skills gap where employers are desperate for new talent to fill these roles can narrow economic inequality around the world. She also discusses the power of using tech to mentor women remotely and the more inclusive opportunities this offers women with various responsibilities.

With firms increasingly expected to put their money where their mouth is on creating real impact through their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work as the business world opens up from the disruptions of the pandemic, Dayananda reveals what ’emerging with impact’ means to her at Cognizant and what their goals will be over the next year.

Want to know how other leading women in tech will be helping their firms emerge from COVID-19 with real impact? Join us at the upcoming Women in IT UK Summit in London on 19th May 2022.

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