March 8 2021 is International Women’s Day. For us, it is a chance to reflect on and celebrate the successes of so many of our talented women, leading in technology and innovation.
We asked some of the women who are a big part of Whip Around’s success to share some of their thoughts this International Women’s Day.
“You just do things to fit into family life. I changed jobs to fit my son’s schooling, hence I fell into Quality Assurance Engineering – and I’m so glad it happened” – Aroha Merrilees, QA Engineer; On how being a Mom has shaped her career
“The increasing support globally for women to strive and reach their full potential” – Charlotte O’Rourke, Executive Assistant; On what she is celebrating this International Women’s Day
“As long as you love tech and believe tech will lead the world, you can move to the tech space. Keep learning and enjoy the tech environment” – Joyce Xu, Finance Manager; With advice for women considering careers in the tech industry
“I love working in tech because I play a crucial role in shaping how society operates and advances” – Taylor Maroney, Account Executive; On why she loves working in tech
“Sometimes you will feel that you need to work harder than others to be recognized, but if you find a good company to work for, you will be celebrated and encouraged to do your best” – Caitlin Velazques, Operations Analyst; With advice for women considering careers in the tech industry
“I am celebrating all the women in the workforce as well as the strong independent women I have in my life who have shown me strength, wisdom and encouragement” – Stephanie Papadakis, Customer Success Manager; On what she is celebrating this International Women’s Day
“Don’t doubt yourself, believe that you have what it takes regardless of experience, age, race or gender. Everything you need will be taught, learned or explored along the way. Also realize there is no one person that completely knows everything about this tech space – we all learn from each other, that’s how we evolve” – Viviena Fallow, QA Engineer; With advice for women considering careers in the tech industry
“I love the fast pace of the tech industry and the fact that it is full of people who ultimately just want the best solution for the problem they are solving – it is great to work with people who are so adaptable and open to new ideas” – Abby Dodd, People & Culture Coordinator; On why she loves working in Tech
“I grew up learning about computers and I remember being so excited when the internet came out. My mom asked if I wanted a Sweet 16 or a computer, I chose the computer! I didn’t think I would end up in tech, but I naturally worked my way in” – Jazzmin Orozco, Sales Development Rep; On why she loves working in tech
“Do it! I was always reluctant & a bit afraid to move into the tech world, but it’s quite honestly the best move I ever made, especially working for a Company that is so supportive. You don’t always have to have all the answers, as long are you are learning and growing anything is possible” – Sneha Bhula, Director of People; With advice for women considering careers in the tech industry
“Every day brings something different and new – I love being able to learn something new just about every day that I come to work!” – Lauren Gilbert, Director of Customer Success; On why she loves working in tech
“I love working in tech because it is incredibly rewarding – every day brings new challenges and new opportunities to learn and grow. It is so exciting to be part of a team who are passionate about using technology to improve the lives of everyone who uses our solution.” – Alice San-Garde, Digital Marketing Executive; On why she loves working in tech