As the tech industry explodes with profits and remote jobs, opening a world of career opportunities for people worldwide, more and more people are looking into tech careers to take advantage of a diverse and well-paying field — especially more women and people of color.
Cloud-focused jobs such as cloud engineers are particularly in demand and offer attractive options for those trying to break into the industry.
“Tech is a level playing field opportunity because tech is a platform to build things on,” said Veronica McCarthy (pictured), senior sales manager, ISV, at Amazon Web Services Inc we ensure that many differences are represented in space when making technical decisions about how we will build, what our consumers will build and how they will interact with our technology.”
McCarthy spoke with theCUBE Industry Analyst Lisa Martin for the Special Program Series: Women of the Cloud during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio. They discussed how working from home has transformed the workplace, advice for people looking to start a tech career, what the future is for cloud-based jobs, and more. (*Disclosure below.)
New wave of work
McCarthy says the ability to work from home has fundamentally transformed the workforce. People will no longer choose between work and personal errands, leading to an influx of workers into the workforce who otherwise would never have made it thanks to growing job flexibility.
“I find that with clients today, bringing executive teams together in a room to brainstorm and innovate is still invaluable,” said McCarthy. “We still have that time to go, we’re human, but as a woman in technology, I love the flexibility that we’re now taking and embracing as the norm.”
The call ended with the two discussing what’s on the horizon for diversity in the cloud computing industry.
“I think it’s going to continue to evolve and it’s a great career, especially for women to jump into,” McCarthy said. “It’s super flexible and offers the privilege of travelling, which is sometimes a nice vacation from life at home, and the benefit of also working from home, so a good balance. I think my role in particular will continue to evolve and continue to be an area of growth.”
Here is the full video interview, part of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the Special Program Series: Women of the Cloud:
(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the “Special Program Series: Women of the Cloud”. Neither Amazon Web Services Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor any other sponsors have editorial control over the content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE . )
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