When Justina started working at NFON as a Junior UI and UX developer she knew two things: She wanted to work in the tech industry, and she had acquired the skill to do a great job.
Fortunately, at NFON Justina started her career in an environment that welcomed her confidence and women in the tech industry in general. But that is not the case for every woman starting out in the tech industry. Many still face prejudice or have inhibitions to start out at IT and tech jobs because of the lack of female representation. But without women paving the way, there cannot be an increase of representation. We talked to Justina about her experience being a female developer at NFON:
“To be honest, I never experienced discrimination based on my gender while working at NFON. But of course, there are very few women working in the tech and IT sector in general, which keeps many young women from even trying to get into jobs revolving around tech and IT.”, the UI expert states. She continues: “But when looking back, I see an increase in the number of women working in IT jobs at NFON now in comparison to when I first started working here. This is a very pleasant development.”
The expert wishes that more women would find the courage to just go for it and start a career in tech. Especially, because only when the sight of women working in tech is not an exception anymore, prejudice will disappear.