Women in Technology 2020 Round Up

2020 has been a tough, and at times, very challenging year that has shown us different ways to work, to connect and to lean on one another. One amazing thing that has happened for me this year is having the opportunity to connect with women from across the industry and build a Women in Technology blog series that highlights career stories, successes, challenges, and passes on advice to other women.

In March, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, License Dashboard worked with men and women in the world of IT to collect their thoughts, opinions and advice and help encourage women to join this industry and progress their careers. We embraced this year’s theme ‘Each for Equal’ and our colleagues took a stand to make their pledges:

Throughout this series we have heard from nine amazing women (so far) and read their very different journeys that have led them to where are they now. We’ve heard from women that are early in their tech careers and others that have been in the industry for over 20 year; it’s a great mix of experience and opportunities to relate to and learn from.

We have heard women’s exceptional stories that have, unfortunately, shown some troubles they have faced in the workplace but the bravery of them speaking out about it, what they did to overcome the challenges and how they’ve moved forward outshines the situation they were in. These strong women are an asset to us all, and they truly do run the IT world. Without a diverse perspective from the boardroom downwards, the IT industry could be a very different place.

Other than getting to work with incredible women, my favourite part of this series is the advice these women have passed on throughout the series. You can take a look at them all here, but these are a few of my favourites:

“Don’t be afraid to follow new paths” – Rebecca Horton

“Women in power need to be advocated and take ownership in the solution and start reaching down and pulling up” – Jennah Michalik

“Dress how the hell you want to dress” – Hannah Palmer-Bownes

“Women have to believe in themselves as they are the biggest obstacle in their own development” – Anna Strupiechowska

“Just be yourself! I don’t wear power suits or feel I have to be all corporate and serious” – Andrea Perrot

“I am at ease with who I am, the value I bring to the table and alternative views that might be missing” – Sam Mudd

“No question is a daft question” – Deborah Mulderrig

“Be bold, be you” – Andrea Degutsch

License Dashboard are, and always have been, passionate about creating and maintaining a diverse place of work and giving women a platform to celebrate their successes continues to be a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to see who joins in next year.

If you’d like to participate in our blog series, please get in touch.

Ben Murden

Ben Murden

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