Women in automotive engineering: Breaking the bias this International Women’s Day

Be it sports, entertainment, health, or food, women have continually proved their excellence in each and every industry out there. However, there still exists a social stigma attached to women working in the automotive engineering industry. In recent times though women have successfully broken this bias and on this International Women’s Day, we got in touch with a successful woman working and excelling in this particular industry.
We got the chance to have a word with Ms. Deepti Sengupta, Deputy General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI). Ms. Sengupta is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in the automotive and consumer electronics domain. We asked her a few questions regarding the role of women in the automotive engineering industry- a space that is typically associated with male employees.
“In my career. I have come across and worked with a lot of strong women who are masters in balancing their professional and personal commitments. In my opinion, women bring a lot of empathy, attention to detail and high level of commitment to work. For women to succeed and grow in their professional careers, having a strong support system at home and an organization, which offers flexibility to during significant life phases, is very important,” Ms. Sengupta said.
Ms. Sengupta has been with MBRDI for 8 years- and is responsible for the software development and virtualization towards the realization of the strategic MB.OS architecture for the Mercedes-Benz Cars. She is also currently pursuing an ICF Accredited Coaching Program and is passionate about working with women professionals who would like to grow in their careers while achieving personal and professional balance.

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