Podcast

The Women in Tech Q&A Series is a platform for women working in the world of tech to share, help and encourage their peers. Our focus is to make technology a more attractive and inclusive, working environment for all.

As part of the series we speak with women working in all areas of the technology industry. They share their own journeys into the tech sector, as well as offer advice and top tips for careers tech.

We’ll hear their thoughts on what we need to do to increase female representation in the sector.

Episode 15: Supporting Your Employees Mental Health

In this episode we caught up with Jessy Halison, Engineering Manager at Ecosia, who discusses the initiatives businesses can implement to hire a more diverse team. Jessy also mentions how businesses can support employees mental health, and offers her advice for those looking to find a mentor.

(24 min listen)

Episode 14: The Importance of Representation

In this episode we caught up with Rahmat Junaid, DevOps Engineer at Automation Logic. Rahmat discusses why it’s important for there to be more female and minority representation within the tech industry and offers her advice to other women of colour who are navigating a career in tech.

Rahmat also highlights what businesses can do to create an inclusive environment for minorities within the industry.

(18 min listen)

Episode 13: How to Succeed in DevOps

In this episode we caught up with winner of Computing’s Rising Star of the Year DevOps Award, Zuri Guardiola, to talk about what makes a successful DevOps professional. Zuri also highlights a key DevOps trend to watch out for!

(17 min listen)

Episode 12: Learn Your Next Coding Lanuage

In this episode we caught up with Oxana Kharitonova, Site Reliability Engineer at Cloudflare, Inc. Oxana discusses how she stays on top of the ever-changing trends in the tech industry, offers her advice to others looking to learn a new coding language, and talks about her experience working in different countries as a woman in tech.

(20 min listen)

Episode 11: Challenges for the Next Generation of Female Tech Leaders

In this episode we caught up with Natalia Baltazar, Senior Engineering Manager at Lantum, to talk about the biggest challenges ahead for the next generation of female tech leaders. Natalia also discusses how to overcome imposter syndrome and offers her top tips to those looking to find a mentor.

(49 min listen)

 

Episode 10: Challenges of Diverse Hiring

In this episode we caught up with Martyn Pratt, Senior DevOps Consultant Engineer at Automation Logic, to talk about the benefits of diverse tech teams to businesses, and the challenges tech teams face when trying to hire more diversely.

(24 min listen)

Episode 9: Diversity Initiatives

In this episode we caught up with Jo Stansfield, Diversity and Inclusion in Tech Consultant, to talk about the importance of mentoring initiatives as well as what businesses can do to create a more diverse workforce in the industry. Jo highlights that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach that businesses can implement in order to increase diversity in tech.

25 min listen

Episode 8: Starting A Career In Tech

In this episode we caught up with Ania Kubow, Software Engineer at Eurostar to talk about her interesting journey into a career in tech, why she believes their is a gender disparity in the industry and what initiatives businesses can implement to attract and retain female tech professionals.

11 min listen

 

Episode 7: Tackling the Stereotype

In this episode we caught up with Saskia Menke, Software Engineer at Doctolib, to talk about how the community can increase diversity in the industry by tackling the traditional stereotype of tech professionals as well as highlighting relatable role models.

19 min listen

Episode 6: Reducing Unconscious Bias

In this episode we chat with Giles Lindsay, Founder and CEO of Agile Delta Consulting, to talk about how businesses and the wider community can make the tech industry more inclusive to women, as well as how to reduce unconscious bias in business decisions.

23 min listen

 

Episode 5: Managing Team Morale

In this episode we chat with Tamara Miner, Partner Engineering Manager at Improbable, about the challenges she has faced as a woman in the tech industry. Tamara discusses the benefits of offering internships and gives her advice on how to maintain team morale when working in a remote environment.

50 min listen

Episode 4: Maintain Your Productivity

In this episode we chat with Marjana Shammi, Head of Software Engineering at Moneyou about maintaining productivity in a remote environment. Marjana discusses how to balance home life with a career in tech and offers her advice for women wanting to pursue a career in the industry.

29 min listen

Episode 3 : Key Skills In DevOps

In this episode we chat with Natalie Godec, Platform Engineer at Babylon Health about how she got into a career in the tech industry, the differences between working in a corporation as opposed to a startup business and the key skills needed to succeed in DevOps.

21 min listen

Episode 2 : Community of Trailblazers

In this episode we chat with Heather Black, Salesforce Advocate, Founder and CEO of Supermums, about the importance of the Salesforce community in improving diversity in the ecosystem, and what being a Trailblazer means to her.

21 min listen

Episode 1 : The Benefits of Mentorship

In this episode we chat with Irina Ioana Brudaru, Executive Coach/Advisor at Codette, about her experiences in the industry and the importance of mentorship in tech. Irina describes herself an enthusiastic data nerd, analyst, techie, writer and mentor. Irina has lived and worked in many countries including: Romania, Germany, USA and the Netherlands.

45 min listen