Being a female @ JUST EAT Technology

Being a female in a male dominated industry can often be challenging, with many companies creating a less than pleasant working environment for their female employees compared to that of their male counterparts.
Having worked in technology for the last eight years, I have experienced both the pros and cons of being one of a few females in a team. In previous workplaces, being a female in a male-dominated work place has been a huge disadvantage. No senior management would consider my ideas on a professional level, nor would I be included in social activities like the Friday trip to the pub. I didn’t feel I could grow as a person or that I would ever be given the equal opportunities for development as my male colleagues. It became really frustrating and there were times when I became demoralized because it appeared as if these problems would follow me throughout my career. However, when I joined JUST EAT it came as a pleasant surprise that things could be very different.
The Technology Team at JUST EAT and its dynamics are completely different to what I have experienced before!
I now have the confidence to bring ideas to meetings and be creative within my job, knowing that my colleagues will be happy to discuss them openly and on their own merits.
I am also being given opportunities to learn new skills and receive the proper support to apply these into my role.
JUST EAT Technology is a workplace where hard work and commitment are appreciated and recognised and, no matter what your gender, when you prove you are good at what you do then you can really progress in your career. Trust me on this one 🙂
I have grown a lot since joining the company two and a half years ago. And every morning I go to work with a smile on my face. The people are friendly, welcoming and simply a pleasure to be around. I finally feel part of a real team. And this is a great feeling!