Freelancing Women In Tech: Marianne

Marianne, PHP developer & passionate IT professional

Marianne is a PHP developer who specializes in TYPO3 CMS. However, she prefers to see herself as a generalist, since she rather uses different technologies depending on the requirements. Additionally, she brings experience in project management, SEO consulting and a degree in German. What she loves most is the diversity and fast-paced evolution of web technologies. “It's impossible to get bored!”

Marianne shared some insights about her profession and inspiration as a tech expert in a short interview for expertlead:


What is the spark that led you to the IT world?

“Since my childhood I’ve been magically attracted by computers and the concept of the internet. I was intrigued by the complexity, the vast possibilities and the potential of reaching a world-wide audience.”

What are the advantages of freelancing that you love the most?

“The freedom of choice in every aspect, be it time, location, clients or technology."

Do you have any role models to follow?

“Many kinds of people for very different reasons."

Have you ever been confronted with gender prejudices?

“In my experience, sexism comes in a subtle way, even in an open-minded industry like ours and it mostly goes unnoticed. The main issue I had with this was the struggle for recognition.”

Do you have any advice for other women who want to start a career in the IT industry?

“Don’t let yourself be intimidated by the learning curve and try not to compare yourself to others. If you find something you’re passionate about, the journey truly is the reward.”

Last but not least, what would you say is your personal motto?

“Do what you love. Love what you do.”

At expertlead we are proud to share the success stories of our women freelancers in IT, hoping it will be an inspiration to those still trying to find their way. We look forward to hearing more about other female professionals and their stories, we strongly believe in supporting them in their careers as IT professionals.

You're a female Tech Freelancer and would like to be featured as well? We'd love to hear from you!

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Prof. Tamara Pawluk

Prof. Tamara Pawluk

Tamara is a professor in Intercultural Business Management and is finishing her PhD Thesis on Diversity Best Business Practices. She gained her practical experience as Talent Manager for IT Professionals at Accenture. In her role as the Head of Freelancer Management at expertlead Tamara is using her combined 11 years of university teaching and practical experience to support our freelancers in their career in the best possible way.

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