It is common knowledge that men outnumber women 7 to 3 in the field of technology. However, this is changing as the number of women in technology is quickly growing. To celebrate National Women’s History Month, we got together with some of our female co-workers to discuss what it takes to succeed as a woman in the field of technology. So, here are our co-workers top 3 tips for women looking to start a career in the field of technology.
Don’t settle for less than your male peers!
In the world of technology, you must know your value because where you start determines how you will finish. Look at your certifications, education, and experience. Remember to always research the salaries in your area. The better prepared you are, the better you will be able to negotiate for what you deserve.
You are good enough, don’t doubt yourself so much.
To some, it can be discouraging when they are the only woman in the room, department or role. But believe in yourself and champion your ideas! You have the knowledge and skills to do the job or you wouldn’t be in the position. Don’t be discouraged by the doubters or the ones trying to tell you that you need to change.
Technology is constantly changing and there will always be new technologies or new skills that can help you achieve more. Take advantage of every relevant seminar or class to keep up with the latest tools and techniques. By constantly learning more, you will not only build your confidence and level of knowledge, but you will also become an invaluable resource to your team.
At Rivera Group, we believe in being yourself and building as a team. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, find your fit at riverainc.com/careers.