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Nicole Young

Why did you choose to align with WITPGH? 

It is because of the work of this organization that I had the courage to continue to pursue tech despite feeling overwhelmed and isolated by the industry. I am so grateful that I found a community that really saw me and provided the resources I needed to excel. I am proud to help continue the mission, helping others get the support they need in tech no matter where they are in their career.

How did you become a woman in tech? 

It was almost by accident but I like to think it was fate. I found a full trained position in one of Pittsburgh’s many robotics startups and quickly fell in love with the work and tech I was exposed to.

What are your passions, in tech or out? 

I am passionate about diversity and inclusion in tech, IoT and cloud connectivity, web design, and am a big foodie!

What inspires or motivates you? 

I am inspired by my network and community. The people I have had the pleasure to connect with on my journey into tech and throughout my career have inspired me in so many ways.

Piece of advice for someone getting into tech…. 

Be consistent and don’t be afraid to pivot as you learn new things.  You don’t have to have it all figured out when you are just starting. Be patient and diligent about taking things one step at a time.

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