I love working for the Synopsys Simpleware Product Group: there is great variation in projects, from creating human body models for complex surgery, to developing models of new composite materials for heat management, to investigating the internal structures in museum artefacts – basically, anything with image data.
The best aspect about my job is talking to other people, understanding their projects, and then helping them. I am responsible for developing the workshop and training courses worldwide as well as being the Technical Lead on research projects.
Through various projects, I have been exposed to lots of new and different industries and have even had the opportunity to watch live surgery, such as knee replacement and hip revision procedures.
I’ve been part of an internal Synopsys program on “Women in Leadership” with women from Europe, Middle East and Africa. The program aimed to connect and develop women across Synopsys’s worldwide employee network, from software developers to recruitment specialists and security consultants. Confidential peer coaching sessions were part of the year-long program, wherein a group of women including myself would discuss our professional challenges. This was a fantastic opportunity to understand other people’s perspectives, and to come up with helpful suggestions and/or solutions. During other sessions, we would read and discuss leadership literature and meet with other successful Synopsys female leaders. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues in far-flung offices and learn from the very best!