International Women's Day | Tuesday 8 March 2022
Technology plays a role in all kinds of careers, and yet, only 3% of women cite a technology-based career as their first choice, due to a lack of information from a young age, resources, and role models within the industry.
On International Women's Day, we would like to feature two of NIHI's talented and dedicated women in tech, Cindy Chong and Tatum Evans.
Cindy Chong - UI/UX Designer and QA Tester
Projects: Youth mental health projects (SPARX and HABITs), and a smoking cessation study (cess@Tion)
"I had a background in psychology, and after a few years of working, I wanted to do something more creative. I went back to university to study computer science and learnt more about what UI/UX is and wanted to pursue it. It was very daunting at first, but those initial worries went away, and this feels like the career path that’s right for me. In simple terms, it's a wonderful mix of design and psychology. If you want to pursue a career in tech, just go for it!"
Tatum Evans - Product Designer
Projects: Nutrition-related app (StarSearch), eHealth/mHealth programmes, and the COVID Vaccination Evaluation website
"I chose this career path because it allows me to be creative and work on projects that are led by people who are passionate about what they do – just like I am. I’ve also always wanted to work in tech because it promotes innovation and development, and I get to see what I design and worked on in a tangible way. If you want to pursue a career in tech, don’t let imposter syndrome take over. It might be corny but you truly have to believe that you’re capable of achieving your goals and putting that into practice."
We hope to empower girls and women in tech and close the digital gender gap. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias!