Capgemini: Moumita Chakraborty on challenging stereotypes

Capgemini: Moumita Chakraborty on challenging stereotypes

 March 31, 2020

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Capgemini's Moumita Chakraborty has worked her way up from the first rung on the career ladder in a helpdesk environment to her current role of Service Management and Service Integration Lead within Cloud Infrastructure Services.

Having been selected for the Capgemini Outstanding Women in Leadership (OWL) program, Moumita has penned an article which encourages further women to solve challenges - and challenge stereotypes.

Putting problem solving into action

"Nothing is more exhilarating to me than learning from the various people I come across at work or through initiatives such as OWL. I love to learn, and inquisitiveness is my primary instinct. Maybe that’s why I found my natural home in problem management. It’s a skill I put to good use at home too. One of the accomplishments I am most proud of in my personal life is moving from Bangalore to Mumbai for work. I did everything from apartment hunting to selecting curtains on my own, and still managed to get work every day. I gave myself a figurative pat on the back when it was all completed," Moumita comments. 

Preparing for tough decisions

Moumita has always been confident and keen to take the initiative in any situation. Nevertheless, she admits she finds it tough when she has to make a decision about changing roles.

"I find myself at a crossroads; deciding whether to move teams or roles never comes easily to me," she says. "I would love to work in different countries, away from my comfort zone and the places I know. The decision may be a tough one to make, but I’m keen to explore and push myself beyond my boundaries."

Challenging stereotypes

Moumita feels lucky to be involved in the OWL program and describes being selected as feeling like she is "walking on the red carpet".

"It’s a privilege to be part of the OWL program, working alongside so many inspirational women. They are proof that the stereotypes about career-orientated women are completely untrue. These stereotypes persist in some quarters, and I’m always keen to challenge them," Moumita adds. 

"At the same time, I’d like to see women being more confident in their own abilities, and to stop underestimating themselves."

Read Moumita's full article.

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