WomenInTech: Laura Curk

Laura Curk

Years in Technology: 1

Current Title: Marketing Manager

Current Organization: Hockeystick

1. Why did you join the technology industry?
It’s important to find a career in an industry that fits you. As someone who is interested in being on the precipice of discovery, development and innovation, there’s likely no better industry for me to be in than technology. Plus, tech isn’t just about coming up with new ideas — it also involves figuring out how to make those ideas work! This industry is all about coming up with solutions, and I absolutely love that. 

It makes coming into work new and exciting.

2. Who is the person who has inspired you professionally?
This might be a cop-out answer, but I’ve been inspired by many people professionally. But if I had to pick one, it would be my Mother. I developed my work ethic from her — Mom worked in television for three decades and is the definition of a hustler. I don’t think I’d be as driven in my career if I didn’t grow up with her.

3. If you could give one piece of advice to your 13-year-old self what would it be?

1. Don’t get so caught up in the journey. The chase. The work. Just remember to take a moment to breathe. To reflect. To enjoy. 
2. Realize that nobody actually cares, and if they do, who cares? 
3. Remember that happiness and success are two different things.

4. How do you think we can encourage more women in tech?
There are so many different roles other than pure coding in the tech sector. I believe that we should do a better job communicating these opportunities to the female audience.

5. What is the best part of your job?
Aside from the incredible work I get to do, I’d say the best part of my job stems from upper management. Hockeystick’s Co-Founder’s care about our team and encourage us to grow and learn.

My boss, Raymond Luk, encourages me everyday and welcomes my feedback and ideas. I’m treated as an important member of the team and that means the world to me. 

I really love working at Hockeystick.