During a series of Fellow-to-Fellow interviews, I talked about misconceptions about women engaging with technology.
I’ve always been good at STEM modules in school; especially math. I loved numbers. I enjoy solving problems and finding unique and innovative ways of solving them using a practical approach including numbers and logic. I’m also curious about technology. I made it to being a tech professional naturally since Computer Science is about math, logic, tech and finding solutions that make our life easier.
Nowadays, we live in a tech based world, and still, there are A LOT of misconceptions about women in tech … We had more men than women In CS school, and same at work- I was always the only woman in tech; even here ..
“There is a place in tech for all of us – both men and women from different backgrounds and with different experiences”. For me, it’s been as a QA engineer; then Software engineer; IT project Manager; Information System Analyst; and at some point in my career I became curious about the business/Data side of work so I switched to Business Analysis. For some of us it’s managing communities and projects. And for others, it’s writing the code that will define the future.
“Being a woman in tech means that we never stop being curious. And most of all, for me, it means giving everyone a role in the story”
So if you love/are curious about tech, you should go for it !
My curiosity about tech brought me to the United-States. Thanks to Atlas Corps fellowship, I’m currently serving at BoodleAI; an IT startup that aims to connect nonprofits to the people who care about their causes using technology. You may ask how ?
Well We use our customer’s data, enrich it with our own data then use AI/machine learning to create predictive models that bring meaningful insights to the customer.
Learn about my amazing journey in this full interview.
Follow your dreams and do what you love. Always.