ControlUp: Celebrating Women in Tech on Women’s Day, and Every Day

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Back when my mom was a little girl, there wasn’t a lot of encouragement for girls to go to college at all, let alone go into science, technology, engineering, or math. It’s a sad truth that not so long ago, if girls were encouraged to go to college, they were told that it’d be a great place to find a husband or to do something acceptable, like becoming a teacher or a secretary… which a girl could do until, of course, she found the aforementioned husband.

 

Happily, much has changed and women, today, are CEOs and executives, they are engineers, doctors, scientists, developers, technologists, and more. Today, women are strong, articulate voices in these fields and are helping to shape the future not just of technology, but of the world.

Here at ControlUp, we have an abundance of brilliant, creative, charismatic women who are thinking about tech in groundbreaking new ways, helping lead the charge not just for our company, but for all women. Because of voices like these, there will soon be a day—not too far in the future—where the idea of a girl being an engineer or a developer or an IT specialist or anything else won’t be at all remarkable. And that’s how it should be.

All month long at ControlUp—on our blog and on our social media channels—we’re featuring the work of some of the smart women here at ControlUp. Join us—each day—as we share their hard work and their inspiring stories.

We’ll introduce you to people like Lior Shub, our R&D Lead, who heads up a team of developers who are hard at work creating the next generation of ControlUp technology. She’s a react.js and JavaScript wiz who’s working hard to turn antiquated notions about women and girls in STEM on their heads.

There’s Eugenia Schipelliti, an ace Customer Success Manager who loves slicing and dicing data (you could even say she… wait for it… Excels at it. Yeah, I went there.) She’s an expert at automated actions and virtual expert rules and can make our platform dance and do tricks even our developers couldn’t have envisioned. And outside-the-box thinker, she’s constantly dreaming up new ways to make our platform make the lives of ControlUp customers easier. In short? She kicks butt. 

And there’s Dana Eisen, our VP of Human Resources and the voice of Team ControlUp. During These Pandemic Times, she’s always on the lookout for us, making sure we’re not just working hard, but playing hard, too. She makes sure we’re staying safe and healthy, and gives us hope, and has us all excited for the return of ControlUp’s requisite “party power.” 

These are just a few of the extraordinary women who work here at ControlUp, and we can’t wait to bring you their stories (and so many more), all month long.

Women have come a long way since my mom was a girl. We have come far, but we still have far to go. I’m proud to work for a company that has so many strong women working in highly visible roles who are helping to pave the way not just for other women at ControlUp, but for women everywhere. Together, we #ChooseToChallenge old ways of thinking and knock down barriers, so the young girls of today can have a better tomorrow.