Welcome Abhilasha Singh – Girly Geek of the Week!
I would like everyone to meet Abhilasha. This beautiful #WIT from the other side of the world is advocating women in technology through Salesforce! Not only is she an aspiring MVP, she is a Computer Science/Engineer (only woman in her family), she has a new Salesforce Blog you should check out AND she is a huge fan of #Trailhead! She earned her first certification just by completing Trailhead modules! See, proof if you happen to be a non-believer – but WHO could possibly be a non-believer of the awesomeness that is Trailhead? Can’t wrap my head around that.
Me: How & when did you start working with Salesforce?
Abhilasha: In 2012 I did the Salesforce Developer training, but after that I went for my Masters degree. Now I have completed my degree so I am looking for an entry level job as a Salesforce Developer. I have many friends who work with Salesforce and they told me it’s a booming technology which will give you a great carrier. Anyone looking for an entry level Developer?! and yes you will have a very rewarding career with Salesforce! 🙂
Me: What is your favorite thing to do in Salesforce and why?
Abhilasha: My favorite thing in Salesforce is the ADMIN part, I just love creating workflows and testing them, and now Salesforce has launched this Process builder and flows, these are just amazing. You and I both share a love for Process Builder and declarative work! #ClicksNotCode ❤
Me: Are you currently certified? And if so what certifications do you hold?
Abhilasha: I am Salesforce certified Developer DEV401, as my goal is to become a developer so thought of going for Developer certification, without having a single day working experience I passed Salesforce developer certification thanks to Trailhead 🙂 People!!! proof –> #Trailhead – it works!! if you are having any trouble learning Salesforce or are new to the Salesforce, #Trailhead should be the first place you go!
Me: What are some of your aspirations and/or goals when it comes to Salesforce?
Abhilasha: I want to be a Salesforce Developer. I just love coding and in my masters degree I learned alot. I have a Computer Science background, so I want to go for development. I am the only girl in my family who is an engineer, so I want to make them proud. INDIA has many MVP’s but no females on the list, so I want to become one and inspire other girls. I have launched my blog for it as well. Abhilasha, Congratulations for being the only technical woman in your family! and I agree we need female MVP representation in India and I am cheering for you!! 🙂
Me: Do you have any advice for women working with Salesforce?
Abhilasha: Salesforce is the only technology I have heard and seen that helps girls/women to build their carrier in Salesforce. It’s the only technology which makes a connection with working women. I would suggest to all the women, keep yourself updated with Salesforce and post your queries in the Salesforce Community and if you can start helping others on the community. Use twitter #askforce to help and ask questions, follow the salesforce blogs and the MVP’s blog posts to learn more and more about Salesforce. Other then this they can start using Trailhead, I am a big fan of Trailhead, it gives you easy learning of Salesforce. Very solid advice! I totally agree with each point!
Me: What kinds of things are you involved in, and/or do you like to do outside of the Salesforce world?
Abhilasha: I just love cooking and trying out new things in cooking, I am classical dancer, not married yet so love going out with my friends and family. I wish I liked to cook 0_0 lol
It was a pleasure getting to know you Abhilasha and thank you very much for sharing!
You are definitely an inspiration!
For those of you that want to follow Abhilasha, here are her links:
Twitter handle: @sweety_abhi
Sfdc Community link: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/userprofile/UserProfilePage?u=0053000000BMexXAAT