Meet some of the women who have chosen to walk the path towards IT
The IT University of Copenhagen is committed to diversity and gender balance within IT. Because digitalisation affects us all, it is important that both men and women take part in designing the new technologies, which create our common future.
These years more women are choosing an educational path within IT. In 2017, the IT University of Copenhagen experienced an almost twofold increase in the number of female applicants for the bachelor programme in software development.
However, there are still many questions concerning future opportunities and what kind of work one can be engaged in with an education in software development. The answers to this vary as much as the questions. An IT related education opens the doors to a wealth of opportunities and there are many different ways to go.
Below you can meet some of the women who have chosen to walk the path towards IT and hear what they are doing today after completing their education.
Alma Freiesleben is a Student Developer at Siteimprove. She started working there right after she finished her BSc in Softwaredevelopment from the IT University of Copenhagen, so she can learn more about the field before choosing a MSc programme.
In this video you can hear Alma tell about her passion for software development and how she wants to use her IT skills to work with feminism or climate changes.
Mia Pontoppidan works as Technology Consulting Analyst at the international consultancy, Accenture, where they focus on IT and technology.
Mia holds a MSc in Software Development (Design) from the IT University of Copenhagen and today she advises companies on how to succeed with their IT implementations.
Hear Nina Stausholm tell about her job as PhD Student, and what you can do as a researcher.
Nina works as PhD Student at the IT University of Copenhagen, where she researches and teaches. Nina has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Computer Science. She finds it exciting that she can combine everything she has learned from both mathematics and computer science and use it to solve problems from the world around us.
In the video, you can hear Kristin Kaltenhäuser tell about her job as an IT Graduate, where she rotates in different areas and teams of the IT department of Ørsted, and what you can do with an education in Software Development.
Kristin holds a MSc in Software Development (Design) from the IT University of Copenhagen. The reason she likes to work with IT is, that it can be used as a tool to realize dreams, and that it is both creative and technical to work with.
In the video, you can hear Anna Kato Ipsen, who works as a software developer at a consultancy, tell about her job and what you can do with an education in Software Development.
Anna holds an MSc in Software Development (Design) from the IT University of Copenhagen. She views Software Development as a creative challenge, where she has to create systems that solve problems.
Hear Tanja Danner, who is Director in Public & Healthcare at NNIT, tell about how she works with IT and digitalisation.
Tanja holds an MSc in Software Development from the IT University of Copenhagen. Today she works with IT projects, which contribute to solving societal problems.
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