Building Visibility of Women in Tech
We each have different ways we found our career path. Whether we started a job after college or transitioned later in our career, each person has their own path to finding and doing what he, she, or they love. A career in tech is no different, but can be unique for women. A key to finding a way into the IT industry is visibility. With a lack of women role models, this makes it hard to break into the tech space.
During a panel with our Young Professionals ERG, a few of our women in tech shared their thoughts on how women can get into tech and be successful in their career – and maybe inspire other women along the way.
Support Other Women
Katrina M., Senior Associate Technology Shared Services: To combat biases in tech, women can echo each other by supporting each other’s ideas and be sure to follow up on conversations to help move your idea forward and get what you need.
Find a Mentor
Kim J., Manager, Single Family Products and Solutions: Having a mentor is important for seeing other women who are successful in leadership and who can show you there is a path for you. They can inspire you, provide coaching, and guide you through transitions in your career.
Build Your Competence
Mona K. Director, Technology Management: Build competence by building your knowledge. Educate yourself with all the available resources, tools, or media available and continue to learn outside of your job. This will help you be your authentic self at work and build your confidence.
Whether you are starting out your career in tech or want to transition into it, supporting your colleagues, finding a mentor, and building your knowledge is key to success -- and helping your fellow teammates. If you are looking for an opportunity, check out our openings with our tech team.
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