I’ve been featured as Woman of the Month on the Xtraordinary Woman platform, amongst other amazing ladies. I had fun answering the questions, and here’s a sneak peak:
What advice would you give a woman wanting to pursue a career in the Tech Sector?
If you have some interest, it’s enough of an interest. The field is so vast, just make sure you know which sector you want to get into and speak to people in positions you could see yourself in or read up about it online.
If you’re still young, try not to be too influenced by what you see online or the real world, which can be very male dominated. The most important thing to remember is to not doubt yourself and your abilities. I believe you can do anything you set your mind to, and you should never let other people put you down.
Ask yourself, what is more satisfying than your hard work speaking for itself and getting by in life through merit?
When I started off my career in Johannesburg, I didn’t know anyone here, but kept pushing through, even if it meant using unconventional methods to get to where I wanted to see myself.
What are your top 3 business tips?
Get everything in writing.
Factor tax into your quotes.
Keep an updated online presence.
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Welcome to Wired to the Web. My name is Nafisa Akabor and I’m a technology journalist covering business and consumer tech for the last 13 years. I’m passionate about start-ups, smartphones, mobile payments, travel tech and electric cars. ✉️ firstname.lastname@example.org