In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating our women worldwide and our team members in the U.S., Philippines, and India!
The United Nations declared March 8th as International Women’s Day in 1977. The day has since been a time to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about gender equality, and advocate for women’s rights. We stand with the U.N. to support gender equality and empower women globally.
Women bring diverse perspectives, skills, work styles, and leadership to companies like ours. Nobel Systems is proud that a large percentage of our teams in the U.S., India, and the Philippines are women — making it possible to share insights, ideas, and experiences across the globe!
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Breaking the Bias
Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. As a result, the global economy loses out on a critical resource contributing to economic development. Breaking the bias is vital to building an inclusive culture.
The theme this year is Breaking the Bias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. However, knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.
We are committed to supporting women in technology at Nobel Systems through mentorship programs, training opportunities, and an inclusive culture.
“It’s not only important that we raise awareness but also take action,” said Nobel Systems President Michael Samuel. “This day helps you recognize what else you can do to support women in the workplace: mentor them, sponsor them, encourage them and help build their confidence.”
“The amount of female leadership at Nobel Systems is truly exceptional. From top management down to entry-level positions, our company empowers and supports women to succeed in any roles they wish to take on,” Senior Software Engineer Jabina Richards.
We are proud of our women at Nobel Systems who support each other — those who have been here for years and those who have recently joined us — as well as women everywhere who drive innovation with their unique perspectives and experience!
The Women Behind Nobel
Nobel in the United States
Aretha Samuel – Chief Technology Officer
Aretha is the brain behind Nobel’s flagship product, GeoViewer. Her focus is on GIS Web Applications, System Architecture & Design, Network Administration, and Product Development & Integration. Aside from overseeing Nobel employees in the US, India, and the Philippines, she’s now managing the company’s most significant project in Central Asia. She is an example of a limitless and empowered woman who inspires people daily.
Jabina Richard – Senior Software Engineer
Jabina is a project coordinator and an application developer. She provides technical services through data hosting, database creation, and management, online and mobile software configurations. She is also a great customer representative, always ensuring that Nobel delivers excellent service to the clients.
Dayanara Sharmaine E. Gabay (Aya) and Richel R. Cebu are from GeoNobel’s technical team in the Philippines, and these women work together to deliver GeoViewer catered to the client’s preferences.
Aya has six years of experience in geospatial technologies and ICT infrastructure and solutions. She is a GIS Analyst specializing in water utility projects in the Philippines and the U.S. She also provides technical services through data hosting, database creation, and management, online and mobile software configurations for Nobel’s clients. She also serves as the Internet of Things specialist in the Philippines and a project manager for GIS-related technologies.
Raymond Cristine C. Ignacio is a graduate of Information Technology in the Philippines with a CAPM certification from the Project Management Institute. She is a Project Manager supervising and managing billing projects in the Philippines and other GeoViewer projects outside the U.S. and the Philippines. Currently, Ignacio works on bugs fixes and verification, new feature requests, and other billing concerns to ensure that the clients can use GeoViewer products seamlessly.
The business development team is headed by Ms. Dona Tajora, Richel Cebu, and Ma. Gella Romero. They’re in charge of getting more projects and maintaining excellent relationships with clients.
The India Team
They’re the amazing and talented women of Nobel India. They’re in charge of data hosting, mobile software configurations, and testing.