ABOUT WOMEN OF TECH
I love a good interview article, but something I've noticed over time is that most articles that feature women tend only to focus on women who were CEO's, or who were already (near or) at the top of the career ladder in their field, and though that can be very inspiring, it can also be disheartening in some ways; unrelateable and out of reach, and it left me wondering what it's like out there for other 'regular women' and about the experiences they've had.
'Women of Tech' was initially an idea for a short, one off summer series of interview blog articles.
I reached out to the women of the tech community on Twitter seeking interviewees and I quickly became inundated with messages from hundreds of women from across the world, all wanting to share their experiences of being a woman working in the tech industry.
It was clear there were a lot of women out there who wanted to share their story...And so Women of Tech was born.
Here you'll find a collective range of 100% interviews with women, from all over the world who each have a unique career in the Tech sector, providing you with real insight into their world.
I'll be posting articles featuring an interview with a different woman who works somewhere in the world of tech, sharing their story and insights first hand.
I am always eager to hear from ladies working in the tech industry who are also wanting to share their story - get in touch!
I have never been good at writing things about myself.
I'm a strong willed lady with a strange love for data analysis, psychology, internet privacy, cyber security, and my cat.
When I started Women of Tech I was working for a Bristol based IT Recruitment Consultancy (Novate IT) as Operations Manager, I made all the magic happen in the background.
What was noticeable from my role, was a shortage of women working in the tech sector. I still don't fully understand why that is yet - but I want to try and do something about it.
I wanted to create a platform to share the stories of regular women working in tech - to help others realise what can be achieved, the learn about others real world experiences (with no PR lens on it) and maybe inspire women to embark on a career in the tech sector, or for those currently working within it to acknowledge their value and take steps to advance their career.
There is also something here for employers to learn from, points to take on board on how they themselves could improve their practices to be more supportive to women who choose to work for them.
Since August 2019 there has been silence on this platform due to a number of significant changes happening in my own life, but I haven't given up on this project and I will be steaming on ahead in due course, and I am really excited to continue to share the stories of Women of Tech.