Spotlight on Women in Tech: License Dashboard’s Leah Rawlings

14 January 2020

Sean Robinson

Women in Tech,

At License Dashboard we are, and always have been passionate about creating and maintaining a diverse place of work. One of our employees has been working with the Women in Technology Community by building a space where women can support each other, share advice and work to narrow the gender gap.

We asked some esteemed women within the IT industry to tell us a bit about their experiences within the workplace. Here’s what newcomer to the industry, License Dashboard SAM Consultant Leah Rawlings, who works closely with our UK Public Sector Partner, Phoenix Software, had to say:

What drew you to working in the IT industry?

Honestly, it wasn’t IT specifically, it was the company.  The company offer fantastic career opportunities and a great training plan for progression.

So far, what is your impression of the IT industry?

I love it, I love the range of work there is and because it changes so frequently it keeps the job interesting and I am continuously learning.

Have you found enough support within your role?

Yes definitely, the other consultants are very helpful, and my manager checks on my progression and is happy to assist any way he can.

Where would you like to be in five years’ time?

I would like to have progressed within my role with the aim of becoming a Senior Consultant.

Do you have any tips for anyone looking to join the IT industry?

It’s a great industry to be in, if you get the chance, I would definitely take it. There is a huge range of jobs within IT too, many you won’t have thought of.

What is your favourite part of working in the IT industry?

The range of work and the range of people you meet – every day is different.

Do you know of any resources or support that are available for women in IT?

I’ve only been in the industry 6 months, so it’s not really something I’ve looked in to.

Is there anyone who you admire or that has really stood out to you within the industry? If so, why?

I’ve not had a lot of communication with many ‘Women in IT’ to be honest, but I found both Clare Metcalfe (Phoenix Operations Director) and Sam Mudd’s (Phoenix Managing Director) stories as to how they got to where they are now very interesting.

Keep an eye out for the next blog in the Women in Technology series and if you would like to take part, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Sean is a pioneer of SAM with over 20 years’ experience in software licensing compliance. He developed our industry leading, software asset and license management tool, License Manager, delivering SAM services to some of the largest companies in the world.

Sean Robinson

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