What does it feel like to be a woman in the cloud tech space and how did you get here?
It feels great because there is a concept where the tech space has more men than women, so being one of the few women in the tech space industry is great. I worked hard and studied, always making sure to achieve my goals.
What are some of the challenges?
As a women, I feel like one of the biggest challenges, still, is being taken seriously in the industry.
What excites you about working in the industry?
Technology is continuously growing and is a great field to be in because there is job security in knowing technology will always be needed.
What advice would you give to other women looking to join the industry?
Do not be intimidated. You are powerful, strong and brave. Show them your ambition and passion, and you should go far.
What message do you have for your peers and fellow women in the industry?
You are enough. Do not let other people make you feel less than. Be proud of how far you have come.
Do you have any female role models in the tech space?
Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), the English mathematician and writer who is often considered to be the first computer programmer. She was the first to recognise the full potential of a ‘computing machine’ suggesting it had applications beyond pure calculations. I am inspired by her advanced way of thinking and grateful for her pioneering computer science spirit.
Do you feel there is space for growth in the cloud tech space? How so?
Definitely. I just feel that people need to be more open-minded about it, because a lot of people do not fully understand what the cloud is.
Where do you see the tech industry as a whole heading in the next three to five years?
Massively growing – far beyond where we are right now.
Do you have any advice for young women and girls wanting to enter the cloud tech space?
Do not allow anyone to belittle you and follow your dreams. The best is yet to come.