Mentoring Women in Tech: A Key Strategy for Building a Strong Work Place



As The tech industry has gender imbalance, with women representing only a small fraction of its workforce. While there are many reasons for this disparity, one key factor is the lack of mentoring and support available to women in the field. Mentoring women in tech is so important – it's a key strategy for building a strong workplace that values diversity and inclusivity.


Meet Zainab Salihi, One of BAASS’s Female Mentors  

At BAASS, we're committed to mentoring and supporting women in tech, and we're proud to have many talented women in leadership positions throughout our organization. One such woman is Zainab Salihi, our Vice President of CRM. With over 25 years of experience in business technology, Zainab is a true expert in her field. At BAASS, Zainab serves as the CRM Practice Leader. On a daily basis Zainab works with clients and prospects to understand their unique business processes, while architecting and managing the implementation of small to large solutions in the CRM space. Zainab is a Sage CRM Certified Engineer and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) with a Master's Degree in Statistics


Zainab’s Mentoring Approach

Zainab's role at BAASS goes beyond just her impressive resume, she is also a mentor to women in the tech world. Zainab provides guidance, support, and advice to help women navigate the often-challenging landscape of the tech industry. Zainab's mentoring approach is grounded in her own experiences as a woman in tech. She understands the unique challenges and barriers that women face, and she works tirelessly to help them overcome these obstacles and succeed in their careers.

How to Build Business Relationships 

One of the most important things that Zainab emphasizes in her mentoring relationships is the importance of networking and building strong relationships with colleagues and peers. She encourages women to attend industry events, join professional organizations, and seek out opportunities to connect with other women in tech. By building a strong network of supportive colleagues and allies, women can overcome the isolation and marginalization that can sometimes come with being a minority in the industry.

Take Control Of Your Career 

Another key piece of advice that Zainab gives to women in tech is to be proactive about seeking opportunities for growth and development. She encourages women to take on new challenges, pursue training and certifications, and push themselves to improve their skills and knowledge. By taking ownership of their own careers, women can build the confidence and resilience they need to succeed in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of tech.

What’s Next To Come 

At BAASS, we're proud to have leaders like Zainab Salihi who are committed to mentoring and supporting women in tech. We believe that investing in the growth and development of our female employees, will help build a more inclusive workplace, while driving innovation and success for our clients.

Future BAASS Events That Are Innovating The Tech Industry 

On March 21st BAASS will continue to drive innovation for the tech industry and our clients. Join us for a live webinar on ”Accelerate your NFP Mission to the Cloud”. Listen to our panelists discuss how non-for-profit organizations can improve productivity and return focus to their mission. Learn more and register today! If you have any additional questions about BAASS’s variety of solutions and services, click the link to speak directly with a BAASS expert. 

Amanda Diflorio

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Amanda Diflorio

Amanda has an extraordinary comprehension of Sage and Microsoft Business Management Software Solutions. At BAASS Amanda works inside the Marketing Department as a SEO Specialist, she utilizes her insight and innovativeness to design and execute showcasing insurance with her group to teach clients on the administrations and arrangements that BAASS brings to the table.