As part of #IWD2020, the GlobalCom PR-Network team invited me to share my story, as well as some tips for anyone wanting a satisfying and successful career in Tech.
In the 60s my class did a class outing – we went to an aquarium and some other stuff before visiting a computer centre on the way back. I remember being fascinated by the computer centre – we got to watch tapes going round, punch cards being fed into the card reader, and a BIG computer with lots of blinking lights – all in a special room. I remember being particularly impressed with the woman in the room – she was wearing a trouser suit – which was almost revolutionary in the day!
It was then that I seriously thought about a career working with computers.