commercetools does not only build a smart eCommerce platform. We are a group of visionary minds from diverse cultures and backgrounds, working across the globe, but connected by a shared passion to enable brands and retailers to create inspiring shopping experiences every single day.
With International Women’s Day and Girls’ Day in March, we want to do a special spotlight on Women in Tech. People around the world are discussing ways to empower women to achieve all they can, so we are highlighting a member of our Customer Success team, Camille, to get to know more about her drive to work for a software company, her daily must have and her thoughts on women in tech.
When not taking care of eCommerce projects, coding or doing some intense sports workouts, I am travelling the world and eating my way through the places I visit. I am passionate about the startup ecosystem and always keen to have a chat about tech, startups, women in tech.
Camille: I have been working in the tech industry since a few years and somehow I found it harder and harder to enter the IT field even though companies are trying their best to promote IT to the younger generation. Though, I find males are usually quite supportive and really helpful when I have technical questions. The gender gap in the tech field is often highlighted in recruitment but I feel only a few actions are taken to reduce the gap.
Camille: As a first step, companies and HR should remove the gender bias from the job descriptions. Also, a woman mentorship should be provided to the new females joining a tech company.
Camille: I started with an internship at Mytheresa.com in Munich, an online luxury retailer where I had my first glimpse of eCommerce. Then I worked as an eCommerce manager for two fashion brands in Paris. I decided to go deeper into tech and moved to Berlin where I worked as an eCommerce product specialist. So I have been working these past few years in the eCommerce sector.
Camille: I know that every day will be different and I will continuously learn something new.
Camille: Tech is a really challenging environment and this is my daily booster. You get to learn a new thing every day and you never get bored because the tech sector is in a perpetual state of mutation.
Camille: I would say the company culture and the atmosphere. I also need to be certain that I can learn something new every day.
Camille: My three key pieces of advice for women in tech are be bold, be always curious and trust yourself!
Camille: Probably something related to consulting in the food, lifestyle, travels sectors.
Describe yourself in three Hashtags
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What is eCommerce for you?
What are your daily must-haves?
Live without coding.
What are you listening /watching/reading at the moment?
The Culture Map from Erin Meyer, she decodes how different cultures work/communicate together.
And I have a look once in a week on Techcrunch, for tech news.
Follow Camille on medium, too: https://medium.com/@camillechapleau