Charlotte Kona | Bloomberg

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When I picked Network Engineering as a course at university, I didn’t realise how many opportunities were waiting for me beyond graduation. I have had the great privilege of beginning my career as part of Bloomberg’s Network Engineering team. Our focus is on providing first class service to our clients on the largest private network in the world. My strong interpersonal skills have enabled me to become an integral team member and, despite working in a predominantly male environment, I believe that I have earned the respect of a team. There are now four times as many women on our team so; I would say I have successfully created a pipeline for others to achieve their dreams.

I am one of Sheryl Sandberg’s “sit at the table” kind of girl who is passionate about de-mystifying the world of technology as it is fast becoming an integrated part of our daily lives. I have had significant support from managers and colleagues who continually help me realise what I can achieve. As a result of such great support, I’m always looking for opportunities to develop others and help anyone who wishes to follow in my footsteps.

I lead the mentoring program for Technical Support in EMEA which provides assistance for individuals joining the team. In addition I volunteer with the Access Project which allows me to inspire younger people to consider taking up careers in the STEM industry.

My passion for technology and the world we live in spills over into my personal life. I can often be found globetrotting in my blue trainers exploring a new culture and taking many photos (http://bluetrainertravels.com).

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