What do you do?
I run a company that uses tech to enable data protection and privacy compliance. My company is a tech consultancy and our clients are mostly big business or small companies that use people’s information in everyday business. We help our clients with data protection and Cybersecurity
Why did you choose this field?
I ended up in the Tech field because I was good in Maths and Science in school. And I’ve always been passionate about human rights, so working with how Tech companies utilize people’s data is a passion for me
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Last year I spent a month in Silicon Valley as part of the Tech Women program. That was awesome because being in Tech you always wish to spend time in Silicon Valley. And I didn’t just go as a tourist, but I worked in a company there as part of the program and I interacted with a lot of senior executives and tech founders.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I like that the industry is constantly changing. Some of the companies that were considered as the biggest players a decade ago don’t even exist anymore. And the biggest companies now are just a few years old. So anything is possible, you can never count yourself out
Best advice for next generation?
Learn as much as you can about yourself and not just your course content. When you understand how you learn best you can acquire new skills and knowledge faster. The course content can become obsolete very quickly, but the ability to learn quickly is a good skill to have in an ever changing environment
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“Don’t let the people who say it cannot be done stand in your way of doing it.”