We interviewed Parinaz Khajavi, Senior Software Engineer at Zellis on her experience and thoughts on women in tech.
I design software and write code.
My father is a civil engineer, and he is particularly good in math and physics. I remember he used every opportunity to teach me something in math and he made it fun for me. When it came to choose a subject in university, I picked up computer science straight away. I realised I liked coding and designing software and I continued with it.
Yes, I have a BSc in Software Engineering and a MSc in Distributed Systems and Networks.
Yes, I have about 15 years of experience in software engineering.
Yes. I have felt it since day one of working in IT.
No, I don’t think so. Especially in modern countries there are no boundaries for women to enter the tech world.
The world is evolving from a technology point of view. If you want to be a part of it get a course and you will find out it is fun.
I don’t think so. I don’t think there are any barriers for anyone to get into any subject.
It needs to start from early ages. We need to educate families to encourage their kids that tech is also an option for them if they are interested.
Be proud of yourself. It might be difficult to start but will get easier over time. You have already done the difficult part in finding your first job. No one expects you to know everything on day one.