Alicia ”It was really nice to not speak about myself and more so about the Tech Industry with Tiff. I’ll be honest when I first started my career in Tech Recruitment 7 years ago I was getting my head around how recruitment works, tech in general, I mean imagine C#, Java, Python. I literally didn’t have a clue what people we’re saying to me for weeks. Then I started speaking to people, and when I say people I mean men. I literally didn’t think Women did Tech as a career, for at least a month I didn’t speak to one female and as Tech was never something I really followed, I never saw any Women in the tech teams in my previous companies and I never was given the chance to learn it in School. I genuinely didn’t think it was a thing for women. Then, I spoke to a female developer and everything changed. I knew women we’re in the industry I just needed to find them. I am naturally drawn to Women more than men, I love the relationship you can build, the common interests, openness, honesty and support. Not to say you don’t get that from Men as I have amazing people who give me the same but with Women it’s just different, female empowerment is such an amazing thing and I love it!”
In this podcast, Alicia and Tiff spoke about:
✨ What sparked Alicia’s passion for women in tech
✨ How she finds female role models when there are so few in her industry
✨ Why she started the Women Rock blog
✨ How to identify recruiters and companies that care about women
✨ The biggest mistake she sees female job applicants make
✨ How to find (or create!) your tribe of supportive women in STEM
… plus so much more!
Search for episode 16 of How to be a STEMinist anywhere you listen to podcasts 🙌
Thanks for having me Tiff! Keep smashing it!
A voice for diversity in tech <3