Notable women in the tech and IT industry. Meet the women of BackstageIT
Despite historically being underrepresented in the tech and IT industry, women have made significant contributions that have paved the way for future generations. These are the women of BackstageIT.Whether you’re a woman in tech seeking inspiration or simply interested in learning more about the industry’s history, this post is for you.
Did you know that as of 2022, women make up 28% of the tech industry workforce?
Even though the number is slightly bigger than in the last couple of years, it’s still pretty low.
So, as International Women’s Day approaches, we decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible women who are a part of our company. Their contributions, talent, and dedication have helped to make BackstageIT what it is today, as well as our clients’ companies.
In this blog post, we will share a little about the women in our company, so it would inspire other girls and women to pursue their dream careers and become the next Ada Lovelace or Katherine Johnson.
Alina – Project Manager and QA Automation, Staff Capital
What’s your favorite part about the job? The team.
What would you say are your proudest achievements? Improving the quality of the product on all levels.
How do you feel as a woman in your field? Special and unique.
What advice would you give other women? Do whatever you like, and be free of the limits. Know your strong skills, focus on them.
Anastasia – Front-end Developer, FYB
What’s your favorite part about the job? The possibility to transform the application from drawing and concept into reality.
What would you say are your proudest achievements? My best achievements are projects that benefit society, make everyday people’s lives easier, or contribute to solving global problems.
I had the opportunity to develop a platform for online services payment and the most important project is the development of a network for medical workers who contribute to global medicine improvement, it makes me feel that I’m part of something important.
How do you feel as a woman in your field? In my opinion, gender is not important, work dedication is what makes the difference, I love my job for the interesting projects and for all challenges of those projects.
What advice would you give to other women? Discover new horizons in search of yourself, discover things that make you crazy and fall in the love with life, and try and change your life in order to receive pleasure from every moment.
Daniela – PHP Developer, Just Carpets
What’s your favorite part about the job? I love the flexibility that my job provides. I can work from anywhere, which is so great. I also love the people I work with. They are all so talented and creative and it’s always a pleasure to collaborate with them.
What would you say are your proudest achievements? My greatest achievement…let’s see…the fact that I’m surrounded by friends I can rely on them, I could consider it an achievement. When you have good people around you, you feel more fulfilled and everything becomes easier. The fact that I became a developer is also an achievement because I completed ‘Finance and Banking’ and I never thought that I could be a developer. I remember even now how I used to learn programming, how I used to watch videos and then write code. I’m proud of myself for getting here.
How do you feel as a woman in your field? I have never been excluded because I’m a girl, on the contrary, whenever I have questions, the team helps me.
Every day we have meetings where we discuss the day’s plan, and the tasks because after all, IT is about a lot of communication.
What advice would you give to other women? You can get it if you really want. Don’t forget, work hard, play hard!
Dorina – Project Manager and Team Lead, Packaly
What’s your favorite part about the job? What I most like about my job is witnessing a successful execution of a project from start to finish. The collaborative effort of the team and collective sense of accomplishment is what motivates me to continue striving for excellence in my role.
What would you say are your proudest achievements? Client satisfaction is key to any successful project. Delivering a project that not only meets but exceeds client expectations is one of my major achievements as a Project Manager.
How do you feel as a woman in your field? Despite the fact that the IT field is still male-dominated, I feel proud and empowered as a woman to be a part of it. I consider myself fortunate to work in a team where I have always felt respected and valued as a specialist, regardless of my gender. The culture of inclusion and respect within my team has undoubtedly played a significant role in making me feel comfortable and confident in my role. I have always been treated as an equal by my team members, who have recognized and appreciated my expertise, skills, and contributions to our projects.
What advice would you give to other women? To all women out there, regardless of your profession or industry, I encourage you to pursue your dreams and aspirations with confidence and determination. As women, we bring unique perspectives, skills, and experiences to the table. We are capable of achieving greatness and making a significant impact in our communities, workplaces, and beyond. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us continue to inspire and empower each other, break down barriers, and remember that every step we take, no matter how small, brings us closer to our goals. Together, we can create a more inclusive and diverse world, where women are valued, respected, and given equal opportunities to succeed.
Mihaela – Front-end Developer, Emendis
What’s your favorite part about the job? To see the results and realize that this is what you did and of course to learn something new every day.
What would you say are your proudest achievements?
– Becoming a local front-end tech lead.
– Being part of the development team for our Blueprint software
– Working on several projects at the same time,
How do you feel as a woman in your field? Amazing, I don’t see any difference between women and men.
What advice would you give to other women? Never give up. We can take what we want and maybe find something more, new and positive, so try everything, do everything, and don’t be afraid to change your mind.
Nelea – Front-end Developer, AskPhill
What’s your favorite part about the job? The IT field is dynamically changing and always growing, so I can never be bored.
What would you say are your proudest achievements? For a short period of time, I’ve managed to learn a huge amount of new information and become a competent specialist in front-end development.
How do you feel as a woman in your field? I feel perfect. Do not feel any differences between women and men in the IT sphere. We all are just freaks.
What advice would you give to other women? If you really want something, just go and take it. Don’t create any excuses for yourself!
Margareta – Front-end Developer, Emendis
What’s your favorite part about the job? Creativity and communication. The process of development is never about one person, usually, it is teamwork, where you can use your imagination, share your ideas, discuss the best solutions and learn from your colleagues.
What would you say are your proudest achievements? Each completed task is a small achievement. I could say that the ability to solve more complex problems is an achievement I am proud of.
How do you feel as a woman in your field? I don’t consider it to be something out of the ordinary. I am respected and I do respect everyone else. Probably at the very beginning of my career, I was feeling a bit awkward when I was surrounded only by guys, but at some point, I stopped even noticing it. And I am happy to realize that more and more girls and women are starting their careers in the IT field.
What advice would you give to other women? IT is not a field where you can divide it into a male and female part. For sure not. The IT field is so diverse, that everyone can find a suitable job for him/her. It’s just a matter of preferences and motivation.
These are some of the notable women of BackstageIT and we are so proud of each and every one.
Based on their writing style and the way they express themselves, you can already see these women are unique. This makes them even more beautiful. They all come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide range of skills and expertise to the table.
We know that women have faced unique challenges in the workplace, such as unconscious bias and a lack of representation in leadership positions. We are proud to have a culture that values diversity and inclusivity, and we are committed to creating a supportive environment where all employees can thrive.