An overview of the digital world with Bhavna

Did you know that it was a woman who invented the first real computer program in 1843? In a field which has essentially been dominated by men, many women have nevertheless brought much progress! Now in 2023, women inclusion in the digital world is put forward. And this is particularly important to us at the Clinique Bon Pasteur, since the Head of our IT department… is a woman!

Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, Evelyn Boyd Granville… Many women left their mark in the IT industry through their discoveries, until they almost were forgotten. And yet, the IT world would never have been what it is now, without them! Today, with the ongoing battle for gender parity at work, more and more women are entering the IT sector, which has been restricted to men so far.

This is the case of Bhavna Beedasee, Information Technology Manager at the Clinique Bon Pasteur. While she is surrounded by women in her working environment, she and her colleague Christopher are the only two members of the IT team. The perfect parity! She has an exacting job since she must ensure that the Clinic’s operations are always running optimally.

‘It represents a huge challenge because we must remain alert. It happened that people called me in the middle of the night to solve computer problems’, says Bhavna. A job, which therefore requires much availability, flexibility and responsiveness—requirements that are far than being disheartening! ‘I love my job. I enjoy finding solutions to problems and learning more every day. I am constantly trying to improve myself and be a leader for others’, she explains.

In 2023, she is dealing with a major challenge: the full automation of the Clinic’s operations through the Hospital Information System. According to Bhavna, this is a logical initiative since we live today in a typically digital world. Through such process, the Clinic will actually depend less on paper, but will also be able to devote itself totally to its patients and to its core business: listening and caring with uttermost humanity.

Bhavna has not always been passionate about computers! She was particularly interested in science, but a scholarship in Computer Science led her on a new path. It was a fortunate coincidence since she discovered her true passion therein. Today, at the head of the Computer Department of the Clinique Bon Pasteur, she is happy to see more and more women taking an interest in this field. ‘I think it was above all a huge lack of confidence that prevented women from giving it a try, because they were told it was a man’s world’, she says.

For her, this emerging parity holds many advantages. ‘Women mostly operate with patience and know how to handle many challenges’, she continues. Such are essential qualities to shape the digital world of tomorrow! To girls and women who would like to get started, Bhavna’s advice is not to hesitate. ‘Today, working in IT is not like working behind a screen and programming! IT pertains to almost every field, from medical to aviation, and offers countless opportunities’, she adds.

Words that will hopefully inspire more than one!

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