After a difficult year, we often look for silver linings. One of those? Seeing women represented in many more aspects of our lives. From the first female Super Bowl referee to the first female Vice President of the United States: this year feels like a good year for women empowerment.


To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’d like to give the women at NetApp the center-stage, not just for one day, but all month long. So, be sure to check back on this blog for updated content from the women from NetApp! We will be releasing new videos celebrating IWD every Monday during March.

We asked: “Who inspires you?”

This International Women’s Day, we asked the women of NetApp to share who or what inspires them. Check out what they have to say:


I’m inspired everyday by the women at NetApp, who are passionate about their work, and make an impact on their families and communities.

– Anouk Snel, Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager



I’m inspired by my daughter to foster a future where her voice is heard.

– Sarah Olibah, Solutions Engineer



I am inspired by Brené Brown. As she puts it; to keep a strong back, a soft front and a wild heart.

– Julie Labosky, Product Manager and Enablement



I am hopeful for the focus on STEM education for women and girls. I believe this focus will vastly impact future women’s careers and will ultimately benefit the lives of all women.

– Cecelia Taylor, Social & Influence



I am inspired by all the women who have gone through a lot, but continue manage the smile on their face.
– Ankita Dhawale, Technical Marketing Engineer



I am inspired by other women who speak up to support one another and surpass expectation.

– Eve Godat, Social Media Manager


I’m hopeful we continue to celebrate ourselves and each other throughout the year, not just the month of March.
– Bharwa Sharma, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager


Let’s talk about International Women’s Day

The 2021 International Women’s Day campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. How will you challenge your community to work towards a more inclusive future? Join the conversation on social media with #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021. Have any questions, thoughts, or comments? We would love to hear from you! Reach out and check us out on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


And don’t forget to stay tuned for more IWD videos from the women of NetApp! In the mean time, check out all of our Women in Tech blogs.

Dana Pan

Dana is a Social Media Manager at NetApp focused social media analytics and blog management. She holds a B.S. in marketing from Santa Clara University and has had experience in various facets of digital marketing. Originally from Boston, she moved to Silicon Valley to pursue a career in the tech industry. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, playing volleyball, playing music and trying new foods.

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