International Women's Day 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re shining a light on some of the amazing achievements of women in tech and beyond. We chatted to Tara Emami, NetSuite Consultant at SANSA about her journey to becoming a Consultant, why ‘taking a chance’ has led to great opportunities, and the advice she would give to her younger self.

“When I was younger, I thought my career path would be a simple linear path: study well, get into a good university, start a job at a good company in that field, and stay in that job until I retire. However, as is often the case, in reality, my career has had so many ups and downs, turns and stalls, and getting lost and found in between. I have worked as a mechanical engineer, a systems engineer, a social media manager, a project manager, a marketing manager, a connector, a teams leader, and finally a consultant where I have worked in start-ups, manufacturing plants, design companies, and tech companies. With each position, it has provided me with invaluable learning opportunities that have ultimately enriched my professional growth.”

“Throughout all these experiences, I have tried to stay true to myself and what I enjoy doing, and that’s how I ended up being a NetSuite consultant: A role where I get to work with different industries and people, learn about business processes every day, and make a difference to every one of our clients. A career that is a mixture of both tech and business, in a company where people are always helpful and supportive.”

“While browsing on LinkedIn, I stumbled upon SANSA by pure chance. Coincidentally, the UK had recently launched the high potential work visa, and I met the eligibility criteria, so I thought: “Why not take a chance?” I got an offer from SANSA and decided to move to London. Since then, I have worked on amazing projects with amazing people and learned about new processes in NetSuite and businesses in Europe. Moving to a new country was a huge challenge but in return it has presented me with lots of opportunities to improve myself and become more adaptable and resilient. It has proved to be a great decision.”

“Looking back on my career so far, if I could give one advice to my younger self, it would be to be more confident and open about my achievements. I have worked in male-dominated industries where it is more challenging for women to share their opinions and ideas, or even have their potential recognised. I have often found that I have doubted myself and my abilities, and I have always been reserved about talking about my achievements in case it sounds like bragging.”

“If I could talk to my younger self, I would tell her to believe in herself more!”

Tara Emami
NetSuite Consultant, SANSA