My name is Wendy van Wijngaarden and I have 11 years of experience in HR and recruitment, of which the last 7 years as a corporate recruiter within IT. In April 2019 I started freelancing, because that gives me the freedom to combine my work with another passion: traveling. For example, I recently traveled through New Zealand on my own for 3 months, an unforgettable experience!
In my work I keep seeing that women are underrepresented in IT. Very unfortunate, because it is such a broad and fun field in which your development opportunities are endless! Moreover, I have seen the great value of women in IT projects: they are visually oriented, promote collaboration and are very creative. In addition, in recent years I have regularly guided retrainees to a new career in IT.
I think it is great that I can now use my experience and enthusiasm as a recruiter for the Techionista Academy! I am involved in the selection of the students and ensure that the students start working in a position and with an employer that suits them perfectly.