My career has taken me from London through to San Francisco.
I work in Virtual and Augmented Reality.
I ended up at PwC through a circuitous route, from etching my own printed circuit boards when I was 16-17 years old, a degree in electronic systems engineering, becoming a fighter pilot, running my own company and now I’m a woman in tech at PwC.
And I think I’m testament to the fact that you don’t need to be a technical expert to pursue a successful career.
Working in technology is rewarding, interesting.
It’s also a space for everybody from wild creatives to great people managers, to tax and accountancy geeks like me. The best tech companies have that real diversity of people and thought.
You need people who can describe a user experience, people who can market new technology, can look at behavioural change. People who can think about what does the new technology need to do and why does it need to do it that way.
This is a really exciting time and women should be part of that exciting move to adopting technology in everything we do.
You get to meet the most interesting people and really really get into their businesses and feel that you can help and add value to it. As well as that you can see the most fantastic innovations out there and it’s really exciting to see what might happen to the world in the next ten years.
So what I like about working in technology is that it’s always changing and it’s always innovating. The answer you come up with today is never going to be the answer you come up with tomorrow. And that can be challenging but it’s also really exciting.
I love the ever-changing environment. I love learning about technologies that are going to change the world tomorrow as well as five years from now.
Technology is changing the way the world evolves and it’s great to be a part of that, no matter how small.
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I’m Jo, and I’m a woman in tech at PwC.