International Women’s Day was born as a struggle for women’s equality with respect to men’s labor rights, which were trampled on simply because they were women. The earliest version of this “Women’s Day” was organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. Nearly a decade later, on March 8, 1917, International Women’s Day became a national holiday.
My name is Yael Herman, I have been working at Sepio as a software developer since December 2019. My role in the organization is to develop Sepio’s HAC-1 solution. I am part of a team made up by five members, four of which are men. Every day I come to work with the desire of facing new challenges and the mission of giving my best in order to bring the world the highest level of cybersecurity protection. With men outnumbering women in the cybersecurity field by three to one, it is even more important to me personally to celebrate today, International Women’s Day.
Starting a first job is a crucial moment in one’s life, and this includes both professional and personal aspects. As a religious woman, born in Argentina, I was worried that this would create a barrier in the equality of conditions when searching for a job. Nevertheless, Sepio gave me the opportunity to develop my abilities from the first day, achieving a great balance between my professional and personal life. However, what I would like to emphasize is precisely when the inequalities are recognized at the service of the person, in order to satisfy them.
Since I started working at Sepio, every event, lunch or meeting was carefully made so that I could integrate. We do not necessarily have to be equal to celebrate women’s rights-to improve ourselves is to look at others as one looks at a child and wants to give him the best. As a woman I am proud to contribute to a unique cybersecurity solution of highest quality with a diverse group of people.