We interviewed Abbie Dorling, Senior Business Analyst at Trainline on her thoughts and experience on women in tech.
As a Business Analyst in Trainline’s Business Intelligence team, I work closely with a brilliant bunch of data nerds and problem solvers. I am responsible for understanding the business’ data needs and working closely with our technical teams to develop reporting capabilities to serve the business.
Since school I always enjoyed IT and picked up computer skills quickly. It was something that interested me and whether we like it or not, technology is here to stay.
No, unfortunately I never saw it as an option at A-Level. I studied Psychology as an undergraduate and then studied part time for a MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology in my first job after university.
Previous to this role I spent 4 years working for a large business and technology consulting firm.
Unfortunately yes. There is a clear lack of female role models in tech as well as in senior leadership positions.
Yes, since working within the technology sector, it is uncommon for me to be in a meeting room with more women than men. We certainly have a long way to go but I believe we are headed in the right direction.
Continue to build and expand on the women in tech community, whether it be through meet ups, events or mentoring schemes. Keep sharing our success stories, showing each other what we have and can achieve in tech.
Be curious, be confident, be proud to be a woman and the different perspective you will bring to male dominated industries. Choose something that will keep you engaged but most importantly enjoy it!