Automated Intelligence appoints its first female Chief Operating Officer

  • Belfast cloud technology firm Automated Intelligence has appointed Pauline Timoney as its first female Chief Operating Officer.

    Automated Intelligence is celebrating its tenth year of operation this month, having recently seen an uptick in the number of companies needing cloud software. The company is now celebrating another key moment as it's appointed its first female Chief Operating Officer, Pauline Timoney.

    Pauline has been with the company for the past nine years and watched it grow. Automated Intelligence is currently helping businesses set up Microsoft Teams cloud systems to help them work despite the Covid-19 lockdown. 

    "Women are still under-represented in the STEM industry," noted Pauline, "and I think part of the reason can be attributed to a mixture of culture, stereotypes and confidence. From my experience, the main skills required to work in STEM are critical thinking, being analytical and problem-solving. Anyone can bring those key traits to a role, regardless of gender.”

    “The lack of female representation in STEM also means we have less female role models or mentors in comparison to our male counterparts. I was fortunate in that my first manager was, and still is, one of my strongest female role models who has inspired me throughout my career.”

    Pauline hopes more women will consider taking a job in a STEM field: “There are great opportunities for those interested in a career in STEM and I would encourage any young female students who are reflecting on their career options to consider the wide variety of STEM courses available to them.”

    Source: Written based on press release

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