Championing inclusion: Honoring her voices 

Startek Editorial
Startek Editorial

Mar 08, 2024 | 3 min read

As International Women's Day approaches, Startek® proudly honors the strength, resilience and achievements of its diverse female workforce. Dee, Saskia, Aditi, Amal, and Amanda - these exceptional women hail from varied parts of the world, backgrounds and roles within Startek, each contributing their unique perspective to the company's success. 

Their stories exemplify resilience, determination and a commitment to fostering inclusion. From leading sales teams to driving HR initiatives, they showcase the breadth of talent nurtured at Startek. This Women's Day, we celebrate their journey and reaffirm our dedication to creating a workplace where every voice is valued and empowered to thrive. 

Diversity driven: Dee Arora's leadership at Startek

Dee Arora, SVP and Country Head, Australia, reflects on her journey as a woman leader, navigating challenges such as gender biases and balancing familial responsibilities. Despite these obstacles, she emphasizes the importance of perseverance and a supportive network in overcoming them and emerging stronger. 

According to Dee, true inclusion begins with embracing diversity in all its forms. At Startek, gender diversity and inclusion are core values, starting from top leadership. As a female leader, Dee takes pride in leading by example and advocating for policies that promote gender equality and support women's advancement in the workplace. She prioritizes creating a supportive work environment where every voice is valued and encourages investment in education and equal opportunities to cultivate a culture of inclusion. Dee is committed to paving the way for future generations of women leaders within Startek. 

Dee Arora - Startek

Saskia's inclusion initiative: Championing diversity in recruitment 

Saskia, an Talent Acquisition Coordinator at Startek, believes in fostering inclusion in recruitment. She ensures equitable processes, welcoming candidates from diverse backgrounds and enabling them to thrive. Startek prioritizes diversity, offering tailored leadership programs for women's advancement and partnering with organizations like Voces Vitales. Flexible work arrangements and lactation rooms further support women's needs. Saskia is committed to creating an environment where everyone can succeed. 

Saskia C -Startek

Breaking boundaries: Aditi's Path to leadership at Startek

In the bustling corridors of Startek, Aditi found herself on an unprecedented journey, ascending to the position of one of the youngest VPs in the company. Her remarkable rise wasn't just a personal triumph; it echoed unwavering commitment of Startek to foster talent and provide equitable opportunities for women to soar. 

For Aditi, this ascent was more than a career milestone; it was a testament to the possibility of balancing professional success with the joys and challenges of motherhood. With the backing of a supportive network, she embarked on a mission to demonstrate that thriving in one's career while embracing parenthood was not just feasible but also celebrated. 

Aditi B -Startek

Empowering through resilience: Story of Amal Gabal  

Amal Gabal, Vice President of Sales in the U.S., reflects on her journey as a woman navigating the corporate landscape. Despite facing numerous challenges, she refused to let obstacles define her. Instead, Amal worked tirelessly to prove her capabilities and show that gender does not determine success. Through perseverance, resilience and determination, she broke through barriers and earned her place as a respected leader in the corporate world. 

Amal G - Startek

Amanda Parker: Championing diversity at Startek 

Amanda Parker, Associate VP of Training in South Africa, reflects on her journey as a woman leader, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and self-belief in overcoming challenges. She advises aspiring women to trust their abilities and view challenges as opportunities for growth. Since joining Startek, Amanda has felt welcomed and valued, appreciating the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a leader, she prioritizes creating an open and transparent culture where every contribution is respected and heard. Amanda believes that fostering an inclusive environment, promoting work-life balance and investing in mentorship programs are essential steps in empowering women and building a more equitable future.  

Amanda p - Startek

 

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