Mariana, Senior Digital Analytics Specialist (Brazil)
‘Even if a woman is phenomenal at what she does, there’s always a bias. Although coming from Brazil I already feel there’s a huge difference to The Netherlands. The culture here is less sexist. Our workforce should be as diverse as our users. This actually helps us to solve their problems much more effectively.’
Emily, Senior Scala Developer (UK)
‘To be honest, when I entered my first job working in this field I was pretty intimidated. I got that feeling most girls get when working in a male-dominated environment — the Imposter Syndrome. Yep, it’s real. But here you can sense a female presence that some tech companies simply lack.
Xin, Data Scientist (China)
‘It’s been exactly one month since I started here. I really like it! Yeah, I’m aware that more men are working in my field of AI, but I prefer to ignore the gender part. In my previous company they really put emphasis on having women in leadership roles. That’s nice, but I would rather have a policy focused on equality between men and women in general.’
Linda, Senior DMA Analyst (Netherlands)
‘When my dad’s computer breaks down, it’s me he calls because I’m the only one in my family who works in tech. But just because I studied at the Technische Universiteit in Eindhoven doesn’t mean I know anything about fixing computers! The guys at Digital certainly have a better understanding of where my expertise lie, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to make their silly jokes about women. However, I’m usually the one laughing the loudest — plus, I fire back when I can.’
Ariana, Tester Migration Team (Costa Rica)
‘Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about technology and how to contribute to this rapidly evolving, modern world. In Costa Rica, where I grew up, it’s definitely more difficult being a female tech engineer. In the end you’re always operating in the shadows of the men working on the same floor. Here, I feel like my voice is always heard — which is really important.’
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