Aishath Adnan

I saw none, so I built one: women in the tech community

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I saw none, so I built one: women in the tech community

While growing up Aishath always feared that she would end up following the path that society had set for women and be a homemaker. She always knew that she wanted more. It is in the quest to become something more that she choose to have a career in Tech, but it wasn’t something that her parents or her community understood, especially for a girl. While pursuing her career in Tech, Aishath found very few women working in the field in the Maldives. This motivated her to start a community of like-minded individuals. But, how do we encourage women to pursue careers in the Tech industry while the influence of the community and people around them played such a key role?

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Over the course of her 15-year career, Aishath has worked in a variety of roles designing, implementing and managing technology solutions for both the public and private sectors. She holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from University of West of England and is currently working as a technology manager, leading a software development team in the Maldives. She also teaches computer science subjects at a leading college in the Maldives. An active advocate for women in tech, she also co-founded the non-profit organisation Women in Tech Maldives which strives to inspire, empower and celebrate more women joining the tech industry.

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