As Vaidehi celebrates 5 years at Ellicium, she shares her thoughts about this journey here.
I vividly remember being fascinated by computers as an 8th-standard student. It was then that I decided that whatever I do as a grownup must have computers at the center. Eventually, I finished my engineering in computer science from Ahmedabad and moved to Pune for employment. Bestowed with independence, I was a girl trying to find work.
I became part of the initial team at Ellicium. I was the first woman and the fourth team member to join Ellicium. Unaware of the words like Start-up, Big Data, or Business Intelligence, I jumped on the opportunity. Every day, I learn something new. Every day, I was exposed to a new challenge. Within a month of joining, I was working on a live project. The responsibility of the project made me believe in myself and pushed me to think of my team as they had in me. They encouraged me to work on integral parts of them.
Memorable Glimpses at Ellicium
I still remember the round and only table in our very first office. Seating around it, we conquered many of our first wins. From that team of 6, we are now a team of 70 strong Ellicians!
From being a single person participating in all projects and heading a group of 20, Ellicium has given me every opportunity I can imagine. Though 5 years is just a number, I feel happy to be a part of Ellicium’s wonderful journey. This place has given me so much! I got extraordinary mentors like Kuldeep and Yogesh, who taught and encouraged me to learn more. Under EDGE – Educational Development and Growth by Ellicium, I got an opportunity to take an MTech course.
In today’s world, the line between professional and personal life is disappearing fast. Ellicium is a home away from home for me. This place made me believe in myself and made me think in others. Be it letting me interact with clients or leading a crucial project; it humbles me to know the belief all Ellicians have placed in me. I believe that Ellicium will keep on reaching new heights. And when it happens, I wish to cheer for the team.