Mercedes Egido

Frontend Developer

And - changing role to Digital Product Manager

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If it is something that makes you hope, do not give up.

What do you do?

I help to make digital products for people (from the business model to the code to run it).

Why did you choose this field?

I love technology since I was a child but I was afraid to code because I thought I was bad at maths. I use to work closely to developers in agencies and at my own business. Being closer to it I decided to learn and left the fear aside.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Every time I get to create the things I want with technology. To have left the fear behind and realize that the process is the most fun.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I hope we humans know how to use STEM for good. To help humans move forward while looking out for the environment and our civil and labor rights. More freedom, more education, more sustainable economy.

Best advice for next generation?

All human beings are capable of doing what they set out to do, and women are human beings. Sometimes it will be easier and sometimes it will be more difficult, if it is something that makes you hope, do not give up, you will get it.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Being afraid is not like me.” Peggy Gugenheim:

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