Spotlight on Women in Tech: Anna Strupiechowska of ANNS1
- At License Dashboard we are, and always have been passionate about creating and maintaining a diverse place of work. One of our employees has been working with the Women in Technology Community by building a space where women can support each other, share advice and work to narrow the gender gap.
We asked some esteemed women within the IT industry to tell us a bit about their experiences within the workplace. Here’s what Anna Strupiechowska of ANNS1 said:
When did you first start in the IT industry and what drew you to it?
My IT journey started 12 years ago after moving from the FMCG sector. I was inspired by technology, how fast it changes and its huge impact on business, environment and the world.
I had a huge privilege to work for the true leaders who believed in me and gave me opportunity to grow, learn the IT world and show that FMCG interdisciplinary mind may be an advantage within projects.
It may be true but I didn’t notice in my own experience. I was treated in the same way with the same KPI’s and gaps. Some IT industry leaders such as Microsoft or Dell are paying a lot of attention to the equal work & pay environment, no matter the gender so it may still be an issue which some companies are addressing.
I can’t speak for the past but now every organization of today who wants to be perceived as a leader, see that diversity generates higher profits, makes work environment more competitive, and innovative and more attractive overall.
There are global and local programs dedicated to woman (but not only) as for exemple; Coursera – Grow Your Business with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Tech Summit for Women, dedicated conferences- there is plenty to choose from.
Keep an eye out for the next blog in the Women in Technology series and if you would like to take part, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.Tags: Women In Technology