How does CADS support your training and career choice?
Took a training course before Xmas in leadership and people management. CADS is supportive and responsive in my career choice. I started working for CADS in 2015 after studying computer science at university. I have worked in software development for 12 years now in total.
Why did you choose to work in the technology industry?
I have always been interested in computers so I have never considered working in a different industry. In my free time I enjoy market research on new technology and the latest IT developments and trying the out where possible.
In your opinion, why is it important that more women become involved in the retail technology industry?
Peoples individuals perspectives, personalities and working careers all influence and create a better team structure. Working collaboratively with a team produces a better end result which is more user friendly if everyone’s perspectives are taken into account.
What advice would you give to a woman considering working in your industry?
I run brownies and guides groups and we have evenings dedicated to jobs and career choices and I promote my career choice to the girls. I believe you shouldn’t discount working in the tech industry because you feel its for boys or coding heavy. There are jobs in the tech industry to suit everyone, from artistic web designing through to problem solving in IT testing or software development.
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