We interviewed Rajinder Kaur, UI Engineer at Direct Line Group on her thoughts and experiences on women in tech.
I write code for all the visual features of the web apps that are used by our customer services teams across the Green Flag part of the business.
Whilst studying for my degree I really enjoyed the coding module and the problem-solving. The analytical and creative aspect of it intrigued me to learn more and pursue a career as a software developer.
Yes, I studied with the Open University and completed a BSc (Hons) in Computing and IT
I did a 12-week coding bootcamp post my degree to get the relevant skills and experience.
Exposure and awareness of the various roles in tech and an understanding of the career paths at an early age will help break many myths regarding tech industry.
Yes, from underrepresentation, lack of role models … to gender pay gap!
To have more role models, to liaise with schools to introduce coding to young girls in school through after school clubs etc, to arrange Q&A sessions (involving both students and parents) in schools with women working in tech in various roles.
Make good use of mentoring and networking.