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First Journeyman Dinner

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 🤓

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Good Morning

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 💪🏻

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Yoko Nishida – IT Testimonial

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

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Sarah Lewis – IT Testimonial

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

Twitter: @LDSarahLewis, @TheTechieGirls