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Women in Technology: Meet Emily

Sep 20, 2022 BY Marissa Withers
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Women in Technology: Meet Emily

  1. ​​​​​​​Tell us your story on how you got into technology?

I got into technology due to some influence my cousins had on me. They both loved working in IT which pushed me to try it. I love that it is always changing and there’s always so much to learn!

  1. Did you always know that working in technology was what you wanted to do?

No, I didn’t. After high school I had no clue what I wanted to do. After speaking with my cousins, I signed up for college and started working towards a degree in cyber forensics and found it so interesting. From there I knew this was the path for me.

  1. How long have you been with Dataprise?

I started with Dataprise in April of 2022 so about 5 months now!

  1. Can you share a little bit about what it is that you do and what a typical day for you is like?

I work as part of the Product Support team here at Dataprise. We help multiple clients troubleshoot their systems or perform work on simple things like resetting passwords. We are also most customers’ first point of contact, so we help with triaging the more complicated issues.

  1. What advice would you give to women considering a career in the tech industry? What do you wish you had known?

My advice to women considering a career in the tech industry is to go for it! Be confident in yourself and embrace what makes you different. I wish I had known about Dataprise sooner! This company is so supportive for all people and provides so many tools for learning and success.

  1. Why do you think it’s important for more women to join the tech industry? How can the broader community support women in tech?

I think it’s important for more women to join the tech industry so we can break the stigma around it. To support women in tech, treat us the same way you would treat anyone else, as equals.

  1. What do you think is the best part of being a woman in the tech industry?

The best part of being a woman in the tech industry is to help show other women that they can do it too!

  1. What is it that you enjoy most about your current job at Dataprise?

Everyone at Dataprise has been so welcoming and helpful. Team members are always lending a hand and managers are always there for support.

  1. What is the best professional advice you've ever received?  

My cousin once told me: “Find something that not a lot of people like to do or are knowledgeable about and be the best at it.” This inspires me to make every customer interaction a learning experience. I often go through past tickets and take notes so I can broaden my knowledge and skills to make me more successful in my position.

  1. Where do you see yourself going from here?

I plan on staying in technology. I would love to try out the security side of it and would love to stay and grow with Dataprise!!

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