DataTjej of the Month
Name: Anna Verlehag
Workplace: Infozone in Stockholm
Studied: Application development .NET at the School of Engineering
Active year: 2017 / 2018 and 2018 / 2019
Role in Data Girl: Business Manager in Stockholm
Can you tell us how you ended up at your workplace and what your duties are?
Through a dinner I came into contact with Infozone and pretty soon afterwards I was at a first meeting. After that meeting, I felt how well Infozone suited my expectations of my next workplace and a week later I signed an agreement! I work as a system developer in close collaboration between my colleagues and customers. In one development project, I sit with our entire development process; requirements specification, analysis, design, coding and testing.
Why did you get involved with DataTjej and what role did you have?
During my studies I noticed the uneven distribution of men and women in the IT industry and felt that I wanted to be involved in a change. I wanted to inspire and motivate girls to take the step into this growing industry, but also to stay there. Because I was already a member of DataTjej, it was a matter of course to also get involved in DataTjej and be part of what DataTjej stands for. I am business manager in Stockholm since 2017 and organize events with business.
What is your best memory of your time at DataTjej?
To mention a memory as the best is difficult. I remember all the amazing girls and engaging companies I met, the new contacts I made, and all the rewarding conversations and laughs.
Say three things we didn't know about you / describe you as a character:
My Stubbornness; A strength in many respects but where it is also important to feel when it is time to give up. I am a dreamer who loves to travel! There is a lot I want to experience and accomplish, right now the highest dream is to visit Tokyo.
What is the most important thing to consider when coming to a new workplace?
Show commitment and dare to ask many questions. Everyone is or has been a beginner at some point, they understand your situation and just like you want you to develop.
Be yourself and believe in yourself!