My name is Karina, and I’m proud to be a woman working in IT! My 2
role models were my aunts, who studied Electronics & Computer
Engineering and Informatics respectively. I grew up seeing women doing
any career that they put their minds to, so I guess you could say they
inspired me to choose this path.
Once in the University I choose
Informatics cause was the first class I took that show me the world of
the computers. I was shocked about how many women were studying in
engineering, were very few girls in my school and I couldn’t understand
It was shock at University to see how few women were
studying engineering – I couldn’t and still don’t see why. For me, it
was a thrill to learn how to manipulate and create computer programs
from scratch, from whatever we had in our minds or hearts and make it a
reality. The world has changed so much and now we can see that
everything has a computer or is connected to a computer so it is obvious
that this is an ideal landscape for IT graduates. To me, technology is
the next great industrial revolution of our world.
The future is
NOW and the future needs you: Go ahead and think about any piece of
technology out there imagine if it were designed by you or if it was
designed by one of your male classmates. Would it be different? Yes!
Because we are different. Now, which one do you think would sell
better?.The answer is none! Why? Because men and women have spending
power and the gap between the 2 is narrowing all the time. Both women
and men buy and need different stuff because, again we are different.
Being the only girl among a class full of boys in school was difficult.
But now, working in a company like ORACLE we can grow together, both
genders can develop amazing things because ideas complement each other
and ORACLE challenges you to develop more than just your ideas, they
also challenge you to develop yourself and your creativity.
women in the IT industry is the most amazing thing you could imagine
because there were women before us who opened a hard road so that women
today like you and me will continue to blaze the trail for generations