Session: Dare to take the career road less travelled
Have you ever wanted to take a risk by pursuing a career that wasn’t considered “safe” by family or friends?
Sometimes, the best decision you can make is following your heart and passion – and not just what makes other people happy.
In this session, I will share a bit of my experience:
- How an aspiring Maths' teacher ended up working for Microsoft
- What are my top 3 takeaways from my journey in Tech so far
- Hopefully inspire you to pursue a career in Tech :)
- Risk as long as you feel you're taking a leap of excitement, purpose and self-believe!
- We are who we choose to be
- Embrace your uniqueness.
Vanessa Araújo is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect in the Customer Success Unit at Microsoft, specialized in Data & AI solutions. She is an active member of Women In Tech ERG at Microsoft, a mentor for early in career and a sustainability advocate.
Enthusiastic technology leader, passionate about solving business problems with technology and customer influencer. Vanessa has over 15 years’ experience across multiple sectors , playing different roles which included consultancy, software engineering, enterprise architecture, program delivery and pre-sales.
Vanessa aims to be a catalyst for change and her approach consists on making stakeholders focus on the WHY and then work in partnership to define strategies, frameworks, enablement plans and/or solutions to answer the WHAT and the HOW, driven by her consultancy skills gained working at Novabase and Deloitte UK.