IT Super Girl Naida Isabegovic destroys the Stigma of Women in the IT Sector

June 2, 2019 5:30 PM

The digital transformation of the company in Bosnia and Herzegovina is contributed by IT Super Girls, which confirms that it is possible to get employment before the official acquisition of an IT expert diploma.

“This is almost impossible in our country in some other sectors,” 24-year-old  Naida Isabegovic said in a conversation with Fena.

Isabegovic is trying to encourage girls to do one of the professions she is dealing and she says that they are very little employed in comparison to men.

As a bachelor of applied mathematics, Isabegovic says that this vocation was not fully understood when she was enrolling in college.

“My college offered the computer course I attended, and then for the first time I came into contact with programming and realized that it was a very beautiful combination of mathematics and its applications in the real world. I’ve always been more logical, so programming has become natural as well as love for math. With this in mind, as well as the demand for developers and the prospects for progress in the IT sector, the decision to make this was easy brought,” Isabegovic said.

The training started in January 2017, and she received the first job four months later. Currently as a web developer in ABC Tech Group, she works with C # and ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core.

“Knowledge of technical things is roughly 50 percent of this job, because we can learn everything we need “on the go” with appropriate sources of information. The rest makes the readiness for constant development and learning, which is new technology and some basic soft skills such as teamwork, communication, assertiveness in taking responsibility, and so on,” says Isabegovic.

Free time after the work of a web developer she dedicates to the realization of activities under the IT Girls Initiative, which aims to support and encourage young girls to join the IT sector.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is still a stigma about women engineers or generally women employed in sectors where men are the majority workforce.

“All of us who are employed in this sector are best aware of the reasons why girls are less interested in such affairs than their counterparts, so we try to find a way to bring them closer to the STEM science and make them more interested,” Isabegovic said.

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