9th October 2018 is Ada Lovelace Day, an International celebration of the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). At Zentive, we’re taking today as a great opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible women in our own team, starting with Sally Taylor.
What is your job title?
Senior GUI Programmer and Business Analyst
How did you get into this field?
In the early days of web development, I was working for IBM and saw an opportunity to get into exciting new fields that were both creative and technical.
Did you always know that this was what you wanted to do?
I never knew! Unlike some people I didn’t dream of working in STEM. Instead I simply found something challenging and stimulating that is often really creative.
What challenges have you faced in your role?
It can sometimes be like herding cats! It is all about trying to get everyone on the same page, working out how to communicate effectively with people who have varying needs and communication styles. Essentially, it is my job to get every person on a project to understand and achieve the same goal.
What advice would you give to women wanting to get into a STEM role?
Don’t be scared of it… There will be lots of people who try to tell you what you can and can’t do, just remember that you know what you can do so just do it!