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[LISTEN] Tech at Mintel: A Tech Leader’s Journey to Success and Inclusion

The Tech at Mintel series shines a spotlight on our global IT department and how some of the industry’s best and brightest build Mintel’s modern, agile, and scalable technology backbone.

Janine Crosbie, Mintel’s VP of Engineering and Belfast Site Lead, recently joined Stephen Turkington, Co-Founder at Search 5.0 for an inspiring conversation on the podcast Code Bytes. Janine discusses her career journey in the tech industry. Starting with a childhood fascination for engines and problem-solving, she shares how her passion led her to front-end web development, and eventually blossomed into becoming an exceptional engineering leader. Drawing from experiences at prestigious companies like IBM and Prudential Financial, as well as her current role at Mintel, Janine offers valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of her career.

From nurturing her team’s growth, to inspiring others to follow her leadership and giving back to the tech community, Janine’s journey is marked by remarkable achievements. However, it hasn’t always been a smooth ride. Tune in to hear how she overcame the challenges of being underestimated as a female in a male-dominated industry, and transformed it into an opportunity for personal growth and resilience. She shares valuable insights into the pressing challenges faced by the tech industry today, including cybersecurity threats, and the ongoing pursuit of diversity and gender equality.

This empowering conversation highlights the vital roles of leadership, mentorship, and community involvement in achieving lasting success in the dynamic world of tech. Watch it below, or listen here

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