I’ve been helping a lovely female entrepreneur, Rene Perkins, around her planning stages of her app CityMaaS Assist.
Great evening at the WCIT Journeyman Dinner, it’s great that a charitable and well established livery company and the men and women who make it so great, care so much about mentoring the younger members! Very appreciated and I look forward to giving back how I can too!
If you’re interested in learning more about the WCIT, then feel free to get in contact or check out their website 🤓
Had such a good day at Bletchley Park, home of Alan Turing’s work on The Bombe and Colossus, and The National Museum of Computing!
I’d definitely recommend going 🤓
I have 1 week until I start my grad job at Whitbread, I’ve done and achieved a lot this summer and have definitely made the most of it ☀️ but I’m definitely ready to get stuck in, start learning again and working in a team on real projects and be earning money!
Go to the IT Girl Shop to shop cute presents for #WomenInTech … currently 15% off !
On Friday night I met up for dinner with a colleague from my placement year at GSK, she is such a cool and kick ass lady and definitely helped to teach me how to handle yourself when managing men and how to stand up for yourself in the workplace 💪
Find yourself a Kerry to help show you the way!
If you fancy representing #WomenInTech then take a look at what we’ve put together in the IT Girl Shop !
How are you feeling ready for this week ahead?
My morning routine usually consists of a cup of tea and a scroll through social media, like a true millennial, before cracking down on the To Do lists I set myself containing both personal and professional tasks. What’s your routine and do you feel it’s working?
Be the best version of yourself this week 💪🏻
There were three ‘P’ reasons why I wanted to go into IT.
1) Pragmatical -Technology is always developed for resolving some problem or searching the opportunities. As a STEM female, it’s quite fun to tackle the challenges with practical approach, isn’t it?
2) Potential – IT is always growing and it’s never ending journey to find something new or learn something old deeper. It meets my purpose to do something new for people.
3) People – There always exists people behind IT. I love people and love to help people. I believe IT is a partner of people to make our life easier.
Those are why I really like to be a part of IT.
By Yoko Nishida, GSK
LinkedIn: Yoko Nishida
I am one of the many people who just fell into IT to be honest. In fact, I am currently running a Women in Tech Survey and initial results are showing nearly half of the women interviews (who work in IT), just fell into their IT jobs!
Anyway, my story is that I was looking for a new challenge and change of environment. The employment agency recommended an admin job in an IT department for a software company. I have to say, I was not excited at the prospect as I imagined it to be a very “male” environment and that it would probably not be for me, I really didn’t want to work in an “IT Crowd” type of environment!
However, I went along for the interview and when I arrived I was very surprised to see one of the interviewers was a lady. Almost immediately I felt more at ease knowing that, if I was to get the job, I would not be the only female in the department. There is a lot to be said for having women on the interview panel and it was a smart move by the hiring IT Manager nearly 18 years ago!
Anyway, I really enjoyed the interview, liked the idea of this interesting new challenge and he rest is history as they say!
By Sarah Lewis, Founder of The Techie Girls