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 Laura James, Client Manager.
Laura is our first #MTeam member to be featured and she's part of the Mirus Sales Team, based from the main Milton Keynes head office.
Laura spends her days looking after her clients, ensuring they are provided with the Award-Winning customer service we're renowned for.
We caught up with Laura for our 'Women in IT 2020' series of blogs.
What made you choose/inspired you to take up a career in IT/with Mirus IT?
I was inspired by Miruslife!
What do you love most about working in IT/ at Mirus IT?
The people, the banter and the social. I also believe we’re genuinely really good at what we do.
What do you like to do outside of work, any hobbies?
Running, I’m obsessed with the beach and going on adventures, football, rugby and boozing, I paint and read a lot.
Who's your idol?
Anyone who can run a sub 21 minute parkrun.
Do you think more women should consider tech roles, and why?
I think women should consider any roles they like. I’m ecstatic about the number of women joining Mirus though as it can only mean great things for our netball team! MMF!
What struggles, or opinions if any, have you encountered along the way?
Specific to being a woman or to being a woman that knew little about IT? I don’t really have any struggles – apart from running a sub 21 minute parkrun….
Do you feel like your gender has affected your treatment or experience in the industry?
I think maybe I’m lucky that I don’t think it has affected my treatment and that can only be down to a great bunch of colleagues and customers.
Thanks for your time Laura, 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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