Anna and Maria, two women from different European countries, with different ages and situations, but with one thing in common, their interest to learn more about the opportunities that the world of tech and ICT offers them to develop their personal lives and their professional careers. Despite the differences, both have encountered similar challenges and barriers, such as the lack of female role models from the sector and a forest of training and support offers so thick with trees that it is not only impossible to see through, but even to find a proper path and advance to make their dreams of developing their careers in the sector a reality.
Maria is just finishing her secondary education, and has to decide, what to do next, study further and yes what level and what studies? She knows she wants to work in the tech sector, and in technology, but is in doubt what toi study. There are so many options open, and so many new jobs and jobs opportunities opening up that it is difficult to make a decision. She also has some doubts about being a girl in tech. She decides to do some research and see what jobs types fit her interests, she also will try and find women that work in the sector and talk to them or read about them. With this plan in mind she starts her journey towards becoming a tech professional.
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Anna is working away between the local hotel and helping on my partner’s farm. As she has pretty good digital skills and loves to work with computers, she naturally has been taking care of digitalising the processes of the hotel nd farm, and has even developed the hotel´s web site and integrated a booking system. As she wants to move on, and the farm is going well enough to hire an employee, she has decided that she wants to make a career move and work professionally in ICT. Based upon her interests, a job that provides tech support to non-tech activities is something that attracts her most.
If you want to see what happened to Anna on her journey, please scroll down. She got inspired through different stories, articles, videos and other resources. And you can be as well by checking them here.