Showcasing Taika3D Talent


As we showcase our skilled Taika3D team members, we catch up for a chat with Purnima Pal, who works as a Project Manager at Taika3D. 

Purnima’s responsibilities include mapping Taika3D’s operational processes, setting up workflows and managing customer projects across a variety of platforms. 

What initially attracted you to pursue a career in Information Technology?

After finishing my graduation in Information Technology, I felt a strong desire to continue learning and apply my knowledge in real-world scenarios. Around the same time, I noticed the booming software development industry in India, and I couldn’t help but feel drawn to become a part of it. While this career path wasn’t what I had dreamed of as a child, I discovered a genuine enjoyment for it during my IT career.

Can you share a bit about your journey in this field and any challenges you’ve overcome along the way?

The journey was far from easy. Initially, I encountered significant challenges for about a year before finally securing my first job as a Software Consultant in SAP Business One, despite the thriving IT industry in India. I continued in a similar role for three years until I made the move to Finland. It took an additional two years before I had the opportunity to return to IT Consulting. During that time, I immersed myself in the Finnish society Integration program, diligently learning the Finnish language. I applied for over 100 job positions and attended more than 10 interviews, recognizing the distinct nature of the job market in Finland compared to India.

What advice would you give to other women looking to enter or excel in the technology industry?

Unlike other industries, the tech industry is an industry where we see more inclusion and diversity at  work.  Nevertheless, there remains a significant need for greater representation of women in this sector. I would advise women to stay up to date with the new technologies coming out. It is one of the fastest moving industries in the world and is poised for sustained growth in the foreseeable future. So let’s be part of it.

In your opinion, what are some of the unique strengths or perspectives that women bring to software development teams?

The unique strengths of teams often lie in their way of thinking and endurance. Women, in particular, bring a sense of organisation to team dynamics, enhancing the overall way of working. It’s this blend of diverse perspectives and qualities that truly enriches team collaboration and effectiveness. 

What do you think organizations can do to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in tech roles?

Equality in pay and flexibility at work should be part of each organisation. I would say Finland already has such an environment rooted to it.

What do you most enjoy about working at Taika3D? 

I enjoy consistently expanding my knowledge of new platforms within Taika3D. It’s great to have support from colleagues.

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