Panel Discussion

Thriving in the Tech Industry with Tara Ojo, Senior Software Engineer at The Financial Times

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Thriving in the Tech Industry with Tara Ojo, Senior Software Engineer at The Financial Times

According to the British Computing Society (BCS), women make up 20% of specialist computing roles across the UK. How many black women make up these roles? 0.7%. We need to see this number increase, and especially at senior levels. Tara will be sharing practical steps you can take to grow in the tech industry, looking at how you can position yourself for promotion and support your colleagues in their career growth too.

Meet The Speakers

Tara Ojo
Tara Ojo
Senior Software Engineer, Financial Times

Tara is a Senior Software Engineer at the Financial Times, a keynote speaker, teacher and writer sharing useful tips and advice on career development in the Tech industry.

Tara has supported programmes and projects to support black women by teaching them to code and mentoring them in their careers. She has also worked as a STEM Ambassador inspiring children and young people, while volunteering at Code Clubs, giving career talks at school events and joining the UN as a panelist for their event to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Nicole Felter (she/her/ella)
Nicole Felter (she/her/ella)
Associate Marketing Manager at PowerToFly

My name is Nicole Felter and I am a graduate from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. I am originally from a very small town in New York State called Kerhonkson. Being from a small town with limited opportunities, I never imagined that I would have accomplished all that I have to this day. Being one of the only people in my family to pursuit a college degree has demonstrated the importance of positivity and perseverance.

Through the different organizations I have been a part of and the different things I have experienced in my college career I have gained multiple valuable skills. Speaking Spanish is the most important skill I learned while studying abroad and I am proud to say I am fluent. Event planning, team work, fundraising, marketing and work delegation are skills that have carried me through the execution of various successful philanthropy events. These skills have ultimately shaped me into a leader who embodies enthusiasm, optimism, fervor, drive and ambition.