London 24/11/2022 – nFocus’ Asmita Dixit has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards, representing test in her selected category.
Asmita joined nFocus over 2 years ago and brings over 20 years of software & technology experience to the company, managing digital enterprise systems delivery. In the past 12 months, she has worked on a client initiative that will transform all road journeys in the UK, working on end-to-end quality assurance of two of the three mega projects in this initiative.
Asmita has recently graduated with an MBA from Kingston Business School (KBS) to understand the new theories and practices in the field of Responsible Business Management: “I sincerely believe in equal opportunities and second chances. During the MBA, I learnt the ethical framework to be implemented to nurture people responsibly. While redesigning the course, I felt, I am indirectly passing the baton to many students who will learn and practice some of my beliefs. Through this small role I played, I will be able to positively impact many lives as these emerging managers will recruit, mentor and nurture inclusive, cross functional, diversified global teams.’’
Asmita has shown exceptional commitment to furthering her academic qualifications whist working full-time and balancing home life: “I played various roles across domains and technologies before I took a career break in 2014. I re-joined the career in 2018, after investing quality time in my young family. 2020, I took a break again to obtain my MBA degree. All these diversions made my journey a colourful one!”
The Women in Tech Excellence Awards was founded in 2016 to recognise top-performing women in the UK tech industry and inspire young people into a career in the industry. These awards are in their sixth year and have already celebrated the achievements of over 1,200 women, in front of over 2,000 people.
Asmita attended Women in Tech Festival on 21st October. A statement from their website which explains their aims: “The challenge of increasing diversity in IT is now firmly on the agenda across the UK, but it is far from a solved problem.’’
When asked what her top tip would be for a woman looking to start a career in IT, Asmita said: “…to build a broader network and to evolve continuously. With the right skills and a strong network, one can create avenues for learning and growth in IT. Find a mentor in every organisation who can help you see a different possibility. Acknowledging a need for support does not make us vulnerable.”
The expert judges use a wide range of criteria to determine the shortlist: “…demonstrate how her contribution made a significant impact, and why it goes above and beyond the usual expectations of her role. Any technical contribution to the development, operation or maintenance of software will be considered relevant to this award.”
The winner was chosen by a panel of judges and announced at Women in Tech Excellence awards evening at The Brewery in London, run in partnership with The Channel Company.
Congratulations to Asmita! This is well-deserved recognition for outstanding contribution in the field of technology.
Speaking about her latest accolade, Asmita says: “Being nominated is a honour but being a finalist is being endorsed. We know that we have it in us and we can make the difference. When our employer thinks so, and nominates for an award, it certainly feels special. Being selected as a finalist along with so many outstanding women is an electrifying experience!”
Ryan James, MD at nFocus said: “To see an nFocus employee made a finalist for showing excellence in the field of software engineering makes me very proud. The judging criteria encompasses our values here at nFocus of going above and beyond. Asmita’s achievement tops off what has been a fantastic awards season for nFocus, including being made finalists at the UK IT Awards and picking up the Highly Commended Award in the Leading Vendor Category at the European Software Testing Awards. I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together in 2023!”