Why are you in this industry/occupation?

I love that every day is different, and the future of tech is largely unknown so I get to create the future. I also like helping people through their use of technology. Life should be easier, and not harder with technology.

What are the benefits?

Travel, it pays well and I get challenged. I love my job!

What are the drawbacks?

It’s difficult to run your own business – it means I have to be good at everything and I’m not. I find that the biggest challenge.

Why do you encourage other women and girls to consider this industry/occupation?

STEM careers provide a wealth of opportunity for young girls. Why should the boys get all the fun? 🙂 Seriously though, I have 2 girls out of 40 in my first year undergraduate IT course that I teach at university. This is depressing as I know that I love creating the future and I want more girls to understand how awesome this career is!

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