“It is vital that we create and enable opportunities for anyone looking to pursue a career in technology” – Mahreen Rashid
WashingtonExec announced its finalists for the 2023 Pinnacle Awards on September 25. Excella’s, Mahreen Rashid was selected as an HR Executive of the Year, Private Company. Leading up to the award ceremony on November 16, WashingtonExec highlights the finalists to learn more about them, their careers, and what they value.
Continue reading to learn more about Mahreen.
What are your primary focus areas going forward, and why are those so important to the future of the nation?
One of my top focuses for the future, and something I believe is vital to the growth of our nation’s tech industry, is expanding access to tech jobs. Thousands of people want to break into the tech space, but they don’t have the opportunities they need to get their foot in the door.
During my time at Excella, I have worked to increase diversity in the tech industry by partnering with organizations like On-Ramps for Careers, which provides high school students with the opportunity to pursue tech careers, and local HBCUs like Howard University. Continuing to partner with these organizations is a top priority for me.
And as Excella continues to grow, our number one focus is recruiting from diverse sources like Virginia Values Veterans (V3), the National Society of Black Engineers, and Women in Technology ⏤ all organizations we’ve recruited from in the past.
It is vital that we create and enable opportunities for anyone looking to pursue a career in technology, as opportunities are not as abundant as they seem. By supporting these efforts, we can build an industry with diversity of thought and voice which is crucial to support innovation and a stronger, more united community.
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