2021 International Women's Day #ChooseToChallenge

The motto for the 2021 International Women's Day is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. At Exyte, women elevate their field professionally to a higher level, be it in the office or on the construction site.

Scientific and technological innovation is the pursuit of science and truth. It begins with curiosity, develops with thirst for knowledge, gets strength from effort and persistence, and transcends the shackles of culture and gender. Since the beginning of history, many women with bold innovation and pioneering spirit have achieved an insurmountable peak in the field of science and technology. Their discovery discoveries areis of great significance and is of great help to the formation of organizations, industries, and even human civilization. They are resolute and never compromise. They have always been endowed with courage comparable to extraordinary wisdom. Thanks to the continuous improvement of gender equality, women's contribution to science and technology has also been recognized.

Let's celebrate women at Exyte and their powerful impact on our company.

Interview with Sunitha Ramesh, Senior Manager, Process and Mechanical Piping Systems 


Sunitha Ramesh

“I #ChooseToChallenge stereotyping women’s role in this society. Even though we have achieved great success and forged ahead as engineers, there are still pockets of the society that do notgive women equal opportunities. My challenge is to keep the focus on building a stream of female talents to increase an overall drive of equality for the next generation. Generally, in order for such fields to continue, the focus on an individual gender should not cloud nor limit their opportunities or innate abilities and talents. In challenging such futile societal constructs, we can pave the way to not only develop engineering as a field but also the community.” 

Can you give a #ChooseToChallenge statement?

I will advocate for women to stand up and speak.


How long have you been with Exyte and what field do you work in?

I am a Senior Manager for Process and Mechanical Piping Systems. I joined Exyte in 1999 and have been with the company for over 20 years.


Back to the early years - what inspired you to choose this career path?

With my father being a mathematics professor, I was personally inclined and always thought to appreciate the science subjects. Physics and maths played a constant in my life and so I guess that it was a given that my job would be in engineering.


What do you consider to be the most important achievement in your career?

I consider every project completion as an important milestone. It is extremely satisfying to be involved from the first concept to the final handover of a project. It feels like you have run a marathon on some projects, but also cannot wait for the next one to start. Honestly, challenging roles give me a high sense of motivation to not only continue but to improve. I am thankful to the management for offering opportunities in which I was able to adapt to new environments and which enabled me to grow both personally and professionally.


What was the biggest challenge you have faced so far and how did you overcome it?

I think there are many challenges, all difficult in their own right. I would consider facing different cultures and work attitudes one that stands out when working in another country. However, once such an understanding and connection are achieved, I found that this was vital in achieving the desired outcome in any project.


What advice do you have for young women pursuing a career?

 “Great things never come from comfort zones”, don’t limit yourself. An individual is only as strong as they believe they are, and so I believe my message is to continue and persevere through inevitability of any trying tasks or projects. An awareness to carry forward "lessons learned" from each project and stopping ourselves from making excuses for our mistakes. Instead - recognize, learn, and implement.