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Q&A: UK’s Best Workplaces for Women 2023 

Basis Technologies has been officially named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women 2023 by Great Places to Work. 

A core factor that makes Basis the company it is today is its focus on open communication and giving everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. We’ve heard from a few of the talented women from across the global Basis team on the importance of this achievement and their advice for other women thinking about entering the tech sector. 

Read on to find out what they said.  

Charlene Hill – Customer Success Lead 

Location: United States

Time at the company: 1 year, 7 months

Charlene is responsible for driving customer engagement, fostering collaboration, fueling renewals and expansion, championing continuous improvement, and unleashing co-marketing brilliance.

How would you describe Basis Technologies as a workplace? 

“Basis is a place where everyone has a voice and the ability to work with an exceptional group of talented individuals.” 

How do you think the role of women in tech has changed?

“Opportunities for women have significantly increased in recent years with a growing number of women taking STEM classes to advance in the tech field. With more job opportunities, women are seeking out roles and positions that would have seemed inaccessible previously.” 

Do you have any suggestions for women thinking about entering the tech sector?

Be FEARLESS and DO IT! We have made great strides to be here today, but without fresh, new talent, we won’t continue to make a place for ourselves in the industry.”  

Shweta Shriyan – Senior Developer 

Location: Australia

Time at the company: 2 years 

Shweta is responsible for core product development and handling high priority customer support queries:

How would you describe Basis Technologies as a workplace? 

“The opportunities, flexible work environment and collaborative outlook from all parts of the organization provide a sense of empowerment.” 

How do you think the role of women in tech has changed?

“The overall outlook towards women in the Tech industry is evolving; organizations are gradually recognizing the fact that women can code, innovate and lead.” 

Do you have any suggestions for women thinking about entering the tech sector?

“Women are multi-taskers and problem solvers by nature; this is exactly what the tech sector needs.”  

Katrin El Berins – EU Marketing Manager

Location: Germany

Time at the company: 3 years 

Katrin is responsible for the creation and implementation of the marketing plan for the DACH region, and ensuring all campaign strategies align with company goals.

How would you describe Basis Technologies as a workplace? 

“Basis is a company with heart and passion. I admire the team’s work ethic and collaborative spirit.” 

How do you think the role of women in tech has changed?

“As the tech industry grew, women became underrepresented – but now that’s changing. STEM programs are having a profound impact, and we’re seeing more women in leadership every day. But challenges remain: the industry must continue to work hard to overcome bias, unequal pay, and limited representation.” 

Do you have any suggestions for women thinking about entering the tech sector?

“Seek out mentorship and networking opportunities, and always strive to learn more. Grab every opportunity to showcase your unique skills, speak fearlessly about your valuable ideas and express your thoughts with confidence in meetings and discussions.” 

Farhana Kabir – Manager, Project & PMO

Location: UK

Time at the company: 6 years 

Farhana is responsible for managing projects from end-to-end, resource planning, managing risk, and continuously working on improving processes. 

How would you describe Basis Technologies as a workplace? 

“The best part of Basis is they genuinely listen to their people and work to accommodate people’s needs.”  

How do you think the role of women in tech has changed?

“Remote working has encouraged more women to pursue a career in tech as it’s giving them an opportunity to do the role at their own pace. However, we still have a long way to go.” 

Do you have any suggestions for women thinking about entering the tech sector?

“Motivation needs to start from an early age, so women already in the tech sector should come forward to act as role models for the younger generations, especially for girls.” 

Charlotte Fowler – People Coordinator

Location: UK

Time at the company: 1 year, 8 months

Charlotte is responsible for onboarding new hires, implementing workflows and processes, building out and creating People Initiatives and programs to increase workplace satisfaction and success.  

How would you describe Basis Technologies as a workplace? 

Basis fosters a collaborative and supportive environment where people are willing to help out where they can and offer guidance.”   

How do you think the role of women in tech has changed?

“There needs to be greater focus on how companies can first attract women to this sector, and then create supportive environments for them to thrive in the workplace. We need to break the stigma around glass ceilings!” 

Do you have any suggestions for women thinking about entering the tech sector?

“Go for it! If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced environment, the tech sector is the place to be!” 

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