Equality is extremely important to us at SVGC. We pride ourselves on our fair and robust recruitment process and development programme that provides opportunities regardless of gender identification, ethnicity and disability.
Many of us have heard of male leaders in tech; Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg – but perhaps not as many are familiar with those such as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Susan Wojcicki, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Sheryl Sandberg and other pioneering women.
More recently, it’s been promising to see growth in the numbers of women in tech, not only in entry level roles but senior level, too, and more women are being encouraged to join the ranks of innovators and creators driving remarkable technological innovations for our world.
So, for this #InternationalWomensDay we wanted to celebrate the world of women in tech. After all, a career in technology means working with a range diverse people who are some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the world.
A woman that piqued our interest in the world of tech is Anna Chung, the Principal Researcher in the Global Threat Intelligence Team at Palo Alto Networks. She works on the Unit 42 team and her work sees her understanding the cyberthreat landscape to provide intelligence assessments that help customers prioritise actions, time and resources. Anna shares her experiences of working in the field of technology and cyber security in this blog.
Working in the technology sector can mean working on some totally out-of-this-world projects that can help millions of people globally. We’re extremely proud to have some fantastic women working with us to execute projects that enable the public sector to make great decisions and get robust results.
Head of Commercial
Julia has 20 years of experience of commercial and managerial roles across the defence and security sector. Her role within SVGC is wide ranging involving: contract management; personnel development; recruitment; insurance and financial governance. She has previously held senior commercial roles in both Thales and QinetiQ.
Senior Consultant, Systems Engineering
Victoria is experienced in working across the Defence industry focusing predominantly on through-life Requirements and Capability Management & acceptance. Victoria is actively involved in academic outreach programmes, building approachable, unique and innovative working relationships between industry and education.
Kate has breadth and depth of experience from over 13 years working for and with public sector organisations as well as commercial entities, charities, supply chain and industry bodies. As well as the ability to accrue expertise quickly; a proactive, pragmatic approach to problem-solving and scientific (systematic) training, she recently spent three years consulting for a systems engineering firm and gained a good foundation in ISO standards such as 15288.
Digital Sensitivity Review Programme Manager
Alison has 25 years’ experience in Project Management in the defence sector specialising in Equipment Test and Evaluation and most recently in project Governance and Assurance. She joined SVGC Digital Sensitivities Review (DSR) team from QinetiQ and believes that the key to successful projects is excellent stakeholder management.
As our Junior Data Scientist, Paige is passionate about data science and how powerfully it can be used to solve intricate problems. She also has a real love for coding; “I could create new scripts and debug them all day!”