Women in Software Testing

12th January 2023
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  • Ileana's profile
  • Emna Ayadi's profile
  • Maja Hołyńska's profile
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What can we do to engage more women in Software Testing?  The Ministry of Testing Athens invited six successful women who are doing great things in the industry to share their stories.
We need mentors and role models to know that women are welcome and are succeeding. This is an opportunity to demystify software testing for young women at the beginning of their careers and encourage them to feel more excited and curious about it.
6 Women aim to encourage more women into the software testing field. These are their stories.
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Gwen Diagram

Head of Engineering

Gwen Diagram is a technology professional from Leeds who specialises in testing.  She is an avid automation evangelist with a focus on testing complemented by repeatable build processes with monitoring. She has had varied roles throughout her career including Scrum Master at a Start Up, Engineering Manager at a bank and DevOps kid at a large Financial Services organisation. She is currently the Head of Engineering at Glean in Leeds.

As a strong believer in making the tech industry as open and punk as possible, she co-organises a twice yearly free day long testing conference called the Leeds Testing Atelier.  She speaks regularly at local meet-up groups, Agile Yorkshire and Leeds DevOps, duels with creative types at events like the Tech Off, speaks internationally at conferences such as Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn and was the closing keynote at Agile on the Beach in Falmouth, UK in 2018.

Outside of work, you will usually find her hanging around a Natural History Museum somewhere in the world marvelling at how incredibly excellent dinosaurs are, feeding pigeons or ducks or obsessing over transport.

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Scrum Master

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Emna Ayadi

Quality Coach

Emna is a passionate tester from Tunisia who began her IT career in 2015. She has had the opportunity to work on multinational projects, combining testing with quality coaching roles. Currently, she works at Sogeti France. Emna is also an international speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at several testing and agile conferences. Explore Emna's adventures further by following her hashtag #ExploreWithEmna on LinkedIn.
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Maja Hołyńska

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