How does CADS support your training and career choice?
CADS has been very supportive in providing training. I have recently completed an executive MBA at Norwich Business School, part of the UEA. By applying my studies to the real life practical world of software development and implementation – I have grown my role applying marketing to the successful development and delivery of StoreSpace.
Why did you choose to work in the technology industry?
I love the excitement surrounding technology, and although I don’t have a technical background, there is definitely a role for someone like me who can bridge the gap and improve communication between technical, sales and operations. It’s a great place to be!
In your opinion, why is it important that more women become involved in the retail technology industry?
Diversity ensures all perspectives are considered and a better technical product is created. Women make up 51% of the worlds population – it is essential that we are involved in the design, development and marketing of products that impact our lives.
What advice would you give to a woman considering working in your industry?
My advice is to choose an aspect you love and look for ways you can build this into your work. Then develop your networks – if you speak to, listen to and discuss ideas with many different people you develop a wide perspective and it will help you continue to learn and be inspired.
What do you think is the biggest issue facing women in your industry?
I think there are many opportunities out there, but women often have to be braver and bolder to grasp them; and thats what I would encourage any woman to do.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
IWD is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of women across the world developing exciting role models to inspire younger girls.