In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re recognizing influential and powerful women at Zscaler who have made a significant impact within their careers, teams, and on the Zscaler family as a whole.
Diana Vikutan, Director of Cloud Operations at Zscaler, manages a team of Program and Project Managers and was the first Program Manager at Zscaler when she joined six years ago. Diana and her team oversee platform and private infrastructure programs as well as cross-functional and internal CloudOps projects.
“I’m so proud to be a part of Zscaler’s success and growth story and part of the great team that helped to move a promising private company to a global player and an industry leader in the cybersecurity space,” she said.
Q: What advice do you have for women wanting to get into tech?
A: Just do it! Make that first step, whether it’s getting a technical degree, completing that training course, or landing a first job, you have to make an initial effort no matter how small it seems at the time in order to see results in the future. Without trying, you would never know what you are capable of. If I could give my younger self any professional advice, it would be to not be afraid to take risks!
Q: Who was your greatest inspiration when you were growing up and why?
A: I’ve never considered a particular person as my inspiration. I’ve always preferred to set my own goals. At the end of the day, you can only be successful when you don’t compare yourself to others but compete with yourself instead.
Q: Have you picked up a hobby during quarantine?
A: During quarantine, I’ve definitely taken my multitasking skills to the next level as a working mother of a toddler!
For more about how Zscaler is celebrating International Women's Day and Women's History Month, read this blog: Fostering Corporate Inclusivity: Honoring Zscaler Leaders on International Women’s Day.
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