Automotive engineering

Women in automotive engineering: breaking the stigma on this International Women’s Day

Whether it’s sports, entertainment, health or food, women have continually proven their excellence in all areas. However, there is still a social stigma attached to women working in the automotive engineering industry. In recent times, although women have managed to break down this prejudice and on this International Women’s Day, we have come into contact with a successful woman who works and excels in this particular industry.
We had the chance to chat with Ms. Deepti Sengupta, Deputy Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI). Ms. Sengupta is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of automotive and consumer electronics experience. We asked her a few questions regarding the role of women in the automotive engineering industry – a space typically associated with male employees.
“In my career. I have met and worked with many strong women who have mastered the balance between their professional and personal commitments. In my opinion, women bring a lot of empathy, attention to detail and a high level of commitment to work. For women to succeed and grow in their professional careers, it is very important to have a strong support system at home and an organization that provides flexibility during important phases of life,” said Ms. Sengupta.
Ms. Sengupta has been with MBRDI for 8 years and is responsible for software development and virtualization for the realization of MB.OS strategic architecture for Mercedes-Benz cars. She is also currently pursuing an ICF accredited coaching program and is passionate about working with professional women who want to grow in their careers while achieving personal and professional balance.