Explore Megan’s captivating 25-year career as a principal consultant in IT at Devoteam. Learn about her triumph over challenges she faced and gain inspiration to pursue your own IT career with passion.
Can you tell us about your first job experience?
My first job was 25 years ago, at a Microsoft development Help Desk in South Africa where I worked as a customer support representative. I used to receive a lot of technical questions from customers and I would often reply that I’ll call them back. The truth is, I didn’t have the answers at that time, but I had to do a lot of research and learned a lot about Microsoft development in a short time.
How has your career progressed since then?
Now, I’m a principal consultant at Devoteam where I handle customer support and technical work, mainly with CRM and Power Platform.
What is it like working as a woman in tech?
It has never been a problem for me. I believe in treating everyone the same, regardless of gender. Women have their own unique strengths and abilities, which I refer to as a “super power.”
Also, I’m involved in a charity event every year, where a group of 15 women run 140 km in three days and collect money for every kilometer. This experience taught me how women can support each other in a special way.
What advice do you have for those interested in pursuing a career in the IT industry?
The IT world can be intimidating, but I think being brave and jumping in is key to success. If you have a passion for a particular field, don’t feel like you have to fit into a particular mold. The IT industry is constantly evolving, so you can invent a new role and showcase your skills.
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