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5 Tips (“OLIVE”) to Start a Career if You’re Uncertain Where to Begin

Somebody: “So what do you want to be when you grow up?” You: “Hmmm…” 🤔 🤔 🤔 It’s daunting to hear this question, right? Especially, when you don’t know what you want to be and how to even start a career. All of this is absolutely normal and many people experience this! But you haveContinue reading “5 Tips (“OLIVE”) to Start a Career if You’re Uncertain Where to Begin”

Kemi Hassan – Fujitsu: Advice from an Agile Coach

Where do you work and your role title?Fujitsu – Senior Scrum Master/ Agile Coach Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Chocolate- it’s the best! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I lead and manage the process of delivering software products; as well as provide coaching and mentoring to various individualsContinue reading “Kemi Hassan – Fujitsu: Advice from an Agile Coach”

Gill Cooke – Three: Bringing People on the Journey with Her

Where do you work and your role title?Three – Head of Digital Planning & Delivery Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Mint choc-chip and Salted Caramel Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I lead the planning, delivery, governance and budget for the Three website and App. What is the interestingContinue reading “Gill Cooke – Three: Bringing People on the Journey with Her”

Veronica Mihai – BBC: Being Unapologetically Herself

Where do you work and your role title?BBC Global News – Senior Software Engineer Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Stracciatella Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. Maintaining and adding new functionality on the main BBC Global News features websites such as bbc.com/worklife, bbc.com/future, bbc.com/culture. What is the interesting /Continue reading “Veronica Mihai – BBC: Being Unapologetically Herself”

Diana Mateescu – Oracle: If You Don’t Know, Don’t Worry

Where do you work and your role title?Oracle – Solution Engineer Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Yogurt and sour cherry Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. Playing with cutting edge technologies and helping customers to architect solutions and successfully adopt cloud technologies. What is the interesting / challenging partContinue reading “Diana Mateescu – Oracle: If You Don’t Know, Don’t Worry”

Snigdha Satti – News UK: Keeping a Brag Book

Where do you work and your role title?News UK – Senior Business Analyst Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Chocolate Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I help solve problems by bridging the gap between business and technology What is the interesting / challenging part of your work? Stakeholder managementContinue reading “Snigdha Satti – News UK: Keeping a Brag Book”

Ileana Florez – Amazon: On Being Curious

Where do you work and your role title?Amazon – User Experience Designer Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Chocolate and Pistachio…I couldn’t pick one! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I design the experience someone will have with technology at Amazon! What is the interesting / challenging part of yourContinue reading “Ileana Florez – Amazon: On Being Curious”

Caeley Looney – L3Harris Technologies: Passion for Space

Where do you work and your role title?L3Harris Technologies – Mission AnalystReinvented Magazine – Founder & Editor in Chief Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Chocolate with marshmallows! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I’m the girl that makes sure satellites work once they’re in space. 🛰 What is theContinue reading “Caeley Looney – L3Harris Technologies: Passion for Space”

Baratang Miya – Girlhype Coders: Women’s Month Special

SHEisRARE in partnership with Women in Tech Global & Women in Tech South Africa brings you a special edition STEM Story to celebrate the “Women’s Month” in South Africa Where do you work and your role title?Girlhype Coders – CEO Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Lemon! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible whatContinue reading “Baratang Miya – Girlhype Coders: Women’s Month Special”

Lucy Butler – Financial Times: Reflecting on Challenges

Where do you work and your role title?Financial Times – Director of Analytics Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Rum & Raisin! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I lead a team of analysts, data scientists and data engineers helping the Financial Times understand customer behaviour and make better decisions.Continue reading “Lucy Butler – Financial Times: Reflecting on Challenges”

Elena Corchero – News Corp: Take Every Opportunity

Where do you work and your role title?News Corp – Head of Emerging TechnologyElenaCorchero.com – Founder & Director Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Pistachio Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I work with brands and engineers to make the future tangible today by analysing technological and sociological trends thatContinue reading “Elena Corchero – News Corp: Take Every Opportunity”

Farhein Akmal – CM District Health Board: Make a Difference

Where do you work and your role title?Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland –Business Intelligence Analyst Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Almond! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. Connecting healthcare industry with latest technology to up their data science and business intelligence game! What is the interesting / challengingContinue reading “Farhein Akmal – CM District Health Board: Make a Difference”

Sarah Armstrong-Smith – Microsoft: Breaking through the Age Barrier

Where do you work and your role title?Microsoft – Chief Security Advisor Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Mint choc-chip! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I work with strategic customers to help them evolve their security strategy and capabilities to support digital transformation and cloud adoption. What is theContinue reading “Sarah Armstrong-Smith – Microsoft: Breaking through the Age Barrier”

Marie Drake – News UK: Finding Her Voice in Testing Industry

Where do you work and your role title?News UK –Principal Test Automation Engineer in Product Platforms Department Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Cookies and cream! (there has to be actual cookie chunks) Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I am a Modern Day Software Tester. This means that IContinue reading “Marie Drake – News UK: Finding Her Voice in Testing Industry”

Vivi Campbell – BBC: Journey from Marketing to Tech

Where do you work and your role title?BBC –Lead Delivery Manager in BBC Voice+AI Department Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Chocolate! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. I lead a team of Delivery Managers, and our role is to coach teams in Lean and Agile practices as well asContinue reading “Vivi Campbell – BBC: Journey from Marketing to Tech”

Serour Benbouza – Vodafone: Woman in Tech Changing the Future

Where do you work and your role title?Data Engineer at Vodafone Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Caramel chew chew! I think it’s called that. It’s like a £5 Ben&Jerry tub! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. Moving data from on premise storage to Cloud storage in Vodafone. What isContinue reading “Serour Benbouza – Vodafone: Woman in Tech Changing the Future”

Alia Shafir – Bloomberg: Leading from the Front

Where do you work and your role title?Bloomberg –Head of Mobile QA (Automated Testing) & Chief of Staff for Head of London Engineering Get To Know MeFavourite ice-cream flavour: Mint Chocolate Chip! Wrap up in the shortest sentence possible what your role means. Help others to achieve their goals by creating an environment in BloombergContinue reading “Alia Shafir – Bloomberg: Leading from the Front”

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