Women in IT

Why did you decide to work in Tech?

I’ve been around technology for as long as I can remember. My dad, who is currently an IT Infrastructure Engineer, exposed to me technology at a very young age and since then I’ve been absolutely fascinated by it. After I completed my HSC, I began a Bachelor of Business at the University of Wollongong, but soon later realized I wanted a career in technology. I then completed a Diploma of IT and then a Bachelor of Science in IT at University of Technology Sydney. What fascinates me most about technology is the interrelationship it has with business and that is what inspired my career goal as an IT Project Manager.

Natalie Farlow
Junior PM Leader
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ana-Maria Grosu
Government account executive
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

What do you like the most about your job?

Every ICT project is unique – different industries, different customer challenges, different people you interact with, different decision makers and, most importantly, different winning strategy to develop. The IT projects gives exposure in the business environment and find out about all the business workflows. Working in IT means we can see the added value of our project after the implementation. IT projects enhance the customer experience, the individual’s lifestyle and can help decarbonize the planet. Women in IT are amazing and this is a very beautiful and rewording career.

Which best quality helps you to succeed in your position?

I think being genuinely interested in our role is what makes us succeed. I have chosen a career in digital because it allows me to bring creativity into my job. The fact that I am customer centric and focused also helps me progress in my career: I think to succeed in IT we need to understand our stakeholders needs and provide tailored responses. Another thing is the fact that I never take anything for granted and always broaden my skills.

Stephanie Pommier
Lead Business Operations and Financial Analyst
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gulzar Lalani
Data Analyst
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

What advice would you have for a woman who wants to succeed in IT?

Someone once said: “Passion is the driving force behind success and happiness”. Atos has given me an opportunity to learn and work with emerging technologies and helped me to fulfil my dreams. I am proud to be a part of Atos and can proudly say “we are women in tech”. The advice I would give to a woman who wants to succeed in IT is: get good education and don’t stop learning. The world is changing very rapidly, especially the tech world. To succeed we need to be a part of the changing world and, for that, we need to keep learning every day. Be passionate about your dreams and don’t get dis-heartened if success does not come your way. Today or tomorrow, it will though.

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