The Trialblazing Tech CEO: ‘The biggest challenge to young women is ourselves’

It’s Women in Tech week at Marie Claire, and we’re speaking to the trailblazers changing the face of the tech industry for good. Cecilia Harvey has carved out one impressive CV. Following a career in tech? Her advice makes for essential reading

As far as forging a career in tech goes, Cecilia Harvey is one trailblazing inspirational leader we can’t enough of. And her successful career in STEM is proof enough that women don’t have to have a degree in tech (she graduated in political science) or follow traditional paths to get there (Harvey spent years working for big-name banks). Although she acknowledges working in finance, where “technology was really the foundation of those businesses”, influenced her career move, the founder of Tech Women Today is flourishing in an industry that’s been dominated by men for way too long.

But times are changing, and numerous studies are revealing the pandemic has precipitated many women considering a career change. While Harvey has seen more women entering the profession in recent years, she’s seen a lot leave, too, so she acknowledges there’s still much more work to be done in creating a truly diverse industry.

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