“At that time, Topcon gave me the opportunity to continue working remotely, and I am now going on more than 25 years with the company. I have worked with many wonderful colleagues and currently am in the role of Senior Manager, Product Management Operations.”
In her current role, Sumana works with product managers to centralize product management processes and governance, coordinate and drive business logic implementation with multiple teams, and track and monitor business performance with established processes. She says she’s grateful to the managers who encouraged her to pursue professional development and leadership opportunities throughout the years, including the Global Leadership Development Program.
“While I believe there are still opportunities to educate the broader workforce on gender equity and unconscious bias, I also think Topcon is supportive of all its employees. It is heartening to see Topcon women in key leadership positions and other critical roles.”
“It is always a positive thing to see more diversity in every field. Any field should reflect the demographics of the society at large and leverage the talent of the available workforce. In this context, having more women in technology and construction will ultimately benefit the industry. Seeing women in key roles will encourage more women to enter the field, and everybody wins!”