Agent Academy is committed to supporting and empowering individuals to thrive in the dynamic world of digital, creative, and tech. Recently, our team members, Sana, and Yasmin, had the privilege of attending the ‘Digital Her: Surviving & Thriving as a Woman in Tech’ event. This gathering, organised by Digital Her and featuring esteemed speakers and panellists, explored the challenges and strategies for overcoming barriers faced by women in the tech industry. Today, we share the key takeaways from Sana and Yasmin’s experience, highlighting their insights and how they resonate with Agent Academy’s mission of placing young people in tech careers.
Tech is not always technological
One crucial lesson learned at the event was the recognition that tech encompasses far more than just the technical aspects. It includes diverse roles and opportunities that require a range of skills and expertise.
Building communities and networking
The event emphasised the significance of creating communities and fostering networks, both within and outside an organisation. There is great power in connecting with like-minded individuals, sharing experiences, and seeking support. These connections can open doors to new opportunities and personal growth.
The importance of multiple mentors
The event also gave valuable insight into the value of having multiple mentors from various levels. Sana and Yasmin noted that mentors can provide guidance, support, and encouragement, regardless of their position within an organisation. By diversifying their mentorship network, individuals can gain different perspectives and insights that contribute to their overall development.
Advocacy and self-advocacy
The event then highlighted the significance of having allies who advocate for your growth and encourage self-advocacy. Sana and Yasmin recognised that it is essential to find individuals who believe in your potential and can help amplify your voice in professional settings. They understood the importance of championing themselves and others to foster an inclusive and supportive tech industry.
Embracing volunteering and networking.
The speakers emphasised the benefits of engaging in voluntary work and actively participating in networking opportunities. Volunteering provides unique learning experiences, allowing individuals to acquire new skills and broaden their horizons, whilst networking enables connections and collaborations that can lead to exciting career prospects.
At Agent Academy, we’re all about empowering individuals, supporting and guiding them to kick-start a career in the tech industry. Through our comprehensive programmes, we provide young people with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support to thrive in digital, creative, and tech roles. Our focus on mentorship, networking opportunities, and community building creates an environment where individuals can grow, learn, and succeed.
The ‘Digital Her’ event left a lasting impact on Sana and Yasmin, reinforcing the importance of diversity, inclusivity, and advocacy in the tech industry. These valuable takeaways resonate strongly with our commitment to empowering young people and bridging the gap between talent and industry needs. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, we ensure that our learners are equipped to excel in their tech careers and make meaningful contributions to the ever-evolving digital landscape.
Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of tech? Apply for Agent Academy today and unlock a world of opportunities for professional growth and career placement.