For International Women's Day, we're posting a series of blogs featuring some of the women in IT at Mirus. Today we're featuring our Technical Team Leader, Karla Viccars.
Karla's part of the Mirus Service Desk Team, working alongside Simon, Alex and Ben the other Team Leaders. She's based from the main Milton Keynes head office.
We caught up with Karla for our 'Women in IT 2020' series of blogs.
What’s your role at Mirus, and previous experience in the IT industry?
I’m a Technical Team Leader working with a team of Service Engineers. I previously worked for Computacenter for 12 years, working my way up through the business as a 1st line analyst to a 2nd line analyst then to an escalation manager and then to a TL.
What made you choose/inspired you to take up a career in IT/with Mirus IT?
It was managing a more technical team and knew it would be a good move to increase my skill set and my IT Knowledge.
What do you love most about working in IT/ at Mirus IT?
Coming from a large global company previously, Mirus makes me feel like a person and not a number and as a valued member of the team.
Do you think more women should consider tech roles, and why?
If you find learning and things changing exciting, whether you're male or female, I feel this is an excellent environment to be in.
What struggles, or opinions if any, have you encountered along the way?
As a female, none.
Do you feel like your gender has affected your treatment or experience in the industry?
Not at all.
Who's your idol?
I don't have one.
What do you like to do outside of work, any hobbies?
Kickboxing, Reading and trying to sleep - I have 2 teenage girls, life is hectic!
Thanks for your time Karla, it's great to have you on the #MTeam!
Keep an eye on our main International Women's Day blog over the week as we recognise the women of Mirus and champion the rise of women in this vibrant industry!
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