I was born and raised in Bangalore, a city in southern India. I originally came to Germany to pursue my Master's degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt. I joined SMS digital as a Data Scientist. After a while, I got the chance to take up the responsibilities of a Product Manager in addition to data science. In the beginning, my language skills were not really good, and even now, I still don't speak perfect German. But at SMS digital, all colleagues are multilingual, so English communication has always been possible without any problems. Nevertheless, I am focusing on slowly getting better every day. I indeed believe language is an important key to better understand the culture.
For me, diversity means the chance to explore different cultural dimensions - allowing ourselves to learn from each other and to respect each other. Good diversity management means creating equal opportunities and establishing collaboration to achieve more success.
I am very happy to be part of such a multicultural company. SMS digital identifies the talent, not where you come from or your religious worldview. SMS digital being the spark of digital innovation in the conservative steel production industry, knows very well how to place the right candidate for the right accomplishment by comprehending diversity and its value.
Having worked for six years in India before coming here to pursue my Master's degree and four years of working in Germany as a working student and full-time employee, I see many areas where we can learn from each other. In India, I learned the importance of flexibility and quick action, while here in Germany, I learned all about precision and well planning.
It doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like, or what gender you are - What matters is why you have come so far. Remembering the goals you set for yourself will always help you to fight the obstacles on your way and to reach the next milestone with pride.