Women thriving in tech start-ups: Learning on the job with right attitude

When she first joined crowd-investing firm Funding Societies, Ms Gwen Wong found it hard to understand her colleagues' jargon. These days, she develops tech solutions to improve user experience and solves colleagues' problems with data analysis and a
When she first joined crowd-investing firm Funding Societies, Ms Gwen Wong found it hard to understand her colleagues' jargon. These days, she develops tech solutions to improve user experience and solves colleagues' problems with data analysis and automation, among other responsibilities.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Data analyst Gwen Wong, 24, started her job at crowd-investing company Funding Societies without the technical knowledge she thought she needed for her work.

She said she also found it difficult to follow her teammates' conversations initially because they contained jargon and acronyms that she had never heard of.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2019, with the headline 'Learning on the job with right attitude'. Print Edition | Subscribe