Mirjam van Olst
As of the moment, I have over 20 years of experience in IT consulting. Having been a Microsoft MVP, blogger and book author, user group leader and speaker at international conferences in the past, I am now the operations lead for Avanade in France, Netherlands and Belgium. In this role, I strive to bring the interests of the people and the company together. My focus is on enabling teams to deliver top quality results and on allowing people to grow and get the best out of themselves. I have a passion for learning, both for my teams and myself. I strongly believe that it’s important to have more visible role models of women in IT to give more girls and young women the confidence to choose a technical education and career path. I experienced this firsthand when I was young, as my mom worked as a programmer.