Anam Farooqui

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

As a kid, as almost every one of us, I also dreamed of becoming a doctor or an engineer. So when the time came, I enrolled myself into an IT university as I realized being a doctor was not my thing. 

When I got into university I didn’t even know what a software house was. During my BSCS, I totally fell in love with programming and upon graduation was offered an internship in QA and there upon my journey towards a Senior QA began. Seems easy? Well, it wasn’t.

In between Internship to Senior QA Engineer today, I got married and right before marriage I resigned from my job with the notion that I won’t be able to continue it with my family responsibilities. Little did I know that I will be blessed with a partner who will fully support me to build my career. There upon, I enrolled myself in Masters when my baby was only 5 months old. With baby duties and studies, I spent many sleepless nights but here my mother also deserves a huge shoutout for standing by me through these tough times and helping me cope.

I was one of those who would literally hate working from home but when my kid came along I thought there is no bigger blessing than remote work. That’s how priorities change! I am always apprehensive of leaving my kid at daycare and hence avoid taking full time jobs with work from office. But I was lucky enough to join Emerald Labs that allowed remote work and always honored my priorities. I personally know of many mothers who are capable enough to pursue their careers but have limited opportunities to do so which ends up in frustration and regrets.

I am glad that I have such supportive family and senior management at work. Right now it’s their support that’s keeping me going!

"Sometimes things are more than they appear..."

Said by SHREK

Lived by Anam Farooqui