To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we’re delighted to introduce some of the awesome and inspiring women we have working with us at Seisma Group. We hope you enjoy hearing about the work they do and their experiences as a woman working in tech.
In this post, we’d like to introduce you to Senior Business Analyst Sana Faaui.
Tell us a bit about your role at Seisma Group
Seisma has placed me in Senior Business Analyst roles for a corporate organisation. I first started with Seisma in the middle of the pandemic in 2021 and I am currently still in the same role where I have worked across technology and regulatory projects.
What do you love about your job?
I truly believe the Business Analyst role helps the business deliver the requirements of a project.
Us BA’s are the bridge between the business and technology – helping both parties understand deliverables and the business impacts through deep analysis and shaping solutions.
I love working on projects and helping solve challenges. Working with Change Management is particularly rewarding as it is great to help unravel what the business impacts mean on people.
The role of the business BA tells the story through documentation and brings a variety of teams and roles together.
What first sparked your interest in the tech industry? How did you decide to go into working in your field?
Initially, I never planned to enter the IT industry. However as there was a demand for IT BAs, I naturally followed this path and I have been able to use both my business and technology skills in project delivery. So I am a hybrid BA!
What challenges have you faced as a woman working in a male-dominated industry and how did you deal with them?
To be honest I haven’t faced any challenges. I have worked with some fabulous male professionals in my career who have been very supportive and encouraged me to flourish in my role.
How have things changed for women since you first joined the tech industry?
Today, technology roles are not gender specific. If you can do the job well and fit into the team, that is all that matters.
What advice would you give women who are just starting their career in tech?
Technology is such an exciting and changing space, so make sure you take every opportunity to learn the new technology advancements in your area of specialisation. Again I don’t think it is gender specific, as young women today are very technology savvy.
Do you think enough is done to help women get into the tech industry? If not, what would you recommend?
Yes. There are “women in technology” groups and many corporate initiatives that encourage women to take a career path in the technology field.
What’s the best thing about being a woman working in tech?
There are so many opportunities in tech that were not available 20 years ago. When I first left school, a role in IT wasn’t even on the radar. So today the opportunities are abundant and women of any age can carve a career in tech! It is an interesting and dynamic field where you can skill up and become an IT specialist across platforms and systems.
Want to read more? Meet more of the talented women at Seisma Group here