In this blog post, we are looking at Rita Bourmo, User Experience Designer at Net-a-porter, who set out to never settle for a job that didn’t make her want to wake up in the mornings. She tweets; @RitaBourma
Can you briefly describe your journey into tech?
Initially I started taking coding lessons at the age of 10. For a few years that was. I then got into uni and studied Applied Informatics in University of Macedonia. Did my masters on Human Computer Interaction in UCL and then started working as a UX Designer for Net-a-porter.com.
What advice would you give to your 18 year old self?
Go with the flow. Don't give up and never settle for a job or profession that doesn't make you wake up in the morning. Always find something that you at least enjoy. It is going to take up to ten hours of your day for many many years. Never be afraid to change track if what you are doing doesn't make you happy anymore.
What does being on this list mean to you?
I would be glad if I could persuade young women get involved with Technology. We need more of them
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