Women In IT
The 23rd of April marked International Girls of ICT day, and to celebrate the girls and women in this industry, we thought we’d talk to the women of OneHQ to see what brought them into this space.
Talking to us we have our Head of Consulting: Alana Chong, Service Desk Analyst: Neha Pandey, Sales Administrator: Noora Marttinen, Consultant: Ruth Davidson, Business Analyst: Stephnie Du Preez and Marketing Manager: Stephanie O’Connor.
How did you get into ICT?
It took me a while to realise I analyse and I analyse things in a certain way – I process to analyse. I naturally follow (without knowing at the time) a BA process on myself and I was busy with requirements analysis on myself and my life… I then started matching my strengths with possible careers. Which lead to BA.
I got into IT because of my mum. She said the computer is the way of the future! It was 1982! I said what is a computer? She said it’s got a screen like a tv with a typewriter thing and you create programmes to make things work without calculators and humans!!! I said ok, I’ll give it a go! Since then, no looking back! We were called programmers back then, not developers! And many programmers were hired to automate accounting systems. Instead, I went into computer teaching!