We recently interviewed Diana Tsachidou, Software Engineer at Iglu on her thoughts and experience on Women in Tech.
My role involves writing new functionality, maintaining the existing code, working with my team to deliver high quality solutions.
While I was choosing my career I knew that the there is a huge variety and I could work in different industries doing that I love. I really liked the creativity and the fact that things are changing rapidly give me the opportunity to update my skills. Also people have so many ideas but as software engineer I can figure out how to make those ideas work, this is really exiting. At the end it is a good paid work.
Yes I have studied at the University of Macedonia, in Greece, for 4 years Applied Informatics. Also I have done a year of master on Computer science at the Open University of Patra.
Yes, I had 7 years of experience as a full stack software engineer.
Definitely there is a lack of female in the IT and tech sector.
I could say yes there is a stereotype that this is mostly a men sector also that it is a boring job to do.
Getting more open mind, there are no men and women jobs. Also find out a bit more about how many sections are on IT sector and what they possible can do. It’s a well-paid sector and there will be always a high demand on this sector as everything nowadays is related to the technology and using the technology.
We are putting the barriers ourselves, so we can remove them also. Yes we have to prove that we can do our job well as the men usually underestimate us but after some point this stops in my personal experience.
You can find a job quite easier in this section with good salary. However is doing this job needs to love it then everything is easy.
Pick a job that will make you happy, but do not forget that you will do it to leave also, so if there is no jobs at this section keep it as a hobby and go for the next one.