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DatamanUSA named as Finalist for ColoradoBiz Diversity Corp of the Year- Small to Medium

Thursday, July 14, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Marek
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Perhaps the first thing people will notice about the president of DatamanUSA is that she
is, in fact, a woman. And one who has fought long and hard for her success.

In 2000, Nidhi Saxena started her information technology company in the basement of her home. Today, she has a team of 25 software professionals working for her at the Centennial-based business.
And they are a diverse group.

"It was sometimes difficult for me, being a woman, and because I was new to this country," says Saxena, who came to the United States from India with her husband, Gyan, in 1996. "I remember the people who helped me, and I want to give others a chance."

To other women and minorities struggling to find a place in the work force, Saxena has some simple advice.

"Many times we don't know our capabilities, and we should be willing to ask for help,"
she says. "My husband was the one saying, ‘You can do it.' I didn't come from a business background, so I didn't have confidence. Because of him, I'm here doing this today."

When she started her business, she worked at night and while her children were in school.
"My children are proud of what I do, and I think it motivates them to achieve
something in life," she says.
Today, Saxena, who has a bachelor's degree in engineering, is passionate about
mentoring others.
"Someone trusted me and taught me," she says. "Now it's my turn to give back.
It's a circle."

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