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EasyJet – Vicky Carr, IT Service Delivery Manager – Operations

We interviewed Vicky Carr, IT Service Delivery Manager – Operations at EasyJet on her experience and thoughts on women in tech.

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  1. What does your job role involve?

Ensuring that the IT systems that support the EasyJet Operation are available and stable at all times. Owning the end to end Service Delivery for said IT Systems, constantly working to  improve systems and the supporting processes and procedures.

 

  1. What made you choose a career in technology?

I worked for a technology company after school and got hooked from there on.

 

  1. Did you study an IT or technology related subject at A-Level or University?

I did an HND in Computer Studies.

 

  1. Did you get any work experience in IT or technology before this role?

Yes, have worked in IT for many years.

 

  1. Do you think there is a lack of females in the IT and tech sector?

I think its improving but still often find that I’m the only female in meetings.

 

  1. Do you find there is a stereotype that a career in IT or technology is just for men?

Not anymore.

 

  1. What would entice women to study technology related courses?

Work experience in the technology sector at school age.

 

  1. Are there barriers when it comes to women getting into tech?

I have never faced any so no I don’t think so.

 

  1. How could we encourage more women to start a career in tech?

Early advertising in schools, companies going into science /computer studies classes to let students know how their lessons will be put to practice in the real world.