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Dimension Data for Women in IT

We believe that a diverse workforce is a key enabler of our journey to success. McKinsey’s 2015 article Why Diversity Matters shows that companies with a more diverse workforce perform better. It’s our priority to create an inclusive culture in which everyone can thrive. And when we thrive, we better able to help our clients reach incredible heights.

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Boitumelo Tlhakanelo

Meet Boitumelo - IT engineer and Dimension Data employee

I grew up in Bloemfontein and studied at the Central University of Technology in the Free State. In my second year, I was one of 10 students in South Africa to receive a scholarship to finish my degree in Malaysia. It was quite a culture shock, but I learned so much from the many different people and cultures that I was exposed to. This is where I learned that IT is not only for men and that there’s a place for women in this digital world.

Now, more than ever, the world is going digital. And if you’re not moving in the direction that IT is moving in, you’re going to fall behind. For me, it’s important for women to enter IT because it’s the way of the future. Being in this environment, you’re going to make mistakes along the way, but it’s part of your growth. Women shouldn’t enter this industry thinking it’s a male-dominated environment. They need to ask themselves, ‘Is it something I’m able to make a change in? Will I be able to make a difference? And at the end of the road, will it be something that I’ll be recognised for?

Because that’s what it’s all about. It’s a matter of taking that chance and proving yourself. This isn’t about gender.

“For me it’s important for women to be in IT because it’s the way of the future” - Boitumelo Tlhakanelo