WomenInTech: Riley Gowanlock

Riley Gowanlock

Years in Technology:
Current Title: Fullstack Developer (intern)
Current Organization: Coho Data

1. Why did you join the technology industry?

I first learned programming in my high school, and it is because of my interest in programming that I decided to join the tech industry. I believe that by joining the tech industry, I will have the opportunity to make an impact on the world.

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

I have always looked up to my two older brothers. They are very motivated and hard working, and have supported me throughout my journey in tech.

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

I would tell myself to not be afraid to take risks in order to achieve my goals.

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

I think that when women in tech speak about their experiences, they become role models for other women, in turn encouraging more women to join the tech industry.

5. What is the best part of your job?

Knowing that I am making an impact in the company.