thinking out of the box

A career in technology without the ‘tech’ – Mary Manzo explains

This week, on Women to Watch with Sue Rocco, Mary Manzo shares some of her own personal experiences in establishing her career to emphasize that a career in technology is not as “high-tech” as it would seem during her Tech Watch segment.

When landing her first job, Mary was hired to create a process in a law firm that would enable all repeatable documents to become nothing more than fill in the blank templates, enabling the fast-growing law firm to keep up with the demand and backlog they had.

Mary had no idea she was simultaneously gaining an experience with business process design. She had a niche for it and really enjoyed it! She felt she was transforming the business to run more efficiently while making a great contribution towards the improvement of IT operations.

There is a misconception amongst young individuals that in order to work in the IT realm, you have to be a coder or developer. But the IT world includes a multitude of roles not on the development spectrum, like business analysts, program coordinators, quality testers, project managers — and each of those roles are considered technology experts. These are only a few of the roles that make up our technology company.

When considering and discussing technology as a career path with young girls, it’s important that we have girls who code, but what’s equally important are all the other roles and careers that make up the world of technology.

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