WomenInTech: Bhavika Sharma

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Bhavika Sharma

Years in Technology: 1.5
Current Title: Web Application Developer
Current Organization: Sun Life Financial

1. Why did you join the technology industry?

I’ve always enjoyed new devices and learning about how technology has changed over time. I really enjoy problem solving so programming seemed like the perfect fit.

2. Who is the person who has inspired you professionally?

My first computer science teacher in grade 10 had such a passion for what she was teaching. There’s no way anyone would not be inspired!

3. If you could give one piece of advice to your 13-year-old self what would it be?
Always believe in yourself! You will be able to achieve anything you set your mind to. However, never underestimate the importance of hard work!

4. How do you think we can encourage more women in tech?

Girls are often held back or discouraged to enter the tech field at some point in their early lives. We need to encourage girls to pursue their interest in technology from a young age and continue supporting them until they are able to achieve their goals.

5. What is the best part of your job?

The diversity of experiences. I feel like I’m always doing and learning something new!