“You can be creative in the IT industry”
In this series, you can meet some of the women who work for EG. Here is Kathrine Lindequist Beyer from EG Digital Welfare in Denmark.
"The technical aspect is a small part of the big picture. The common denominator is that we are a large group of professionals who work together on making life better for other people without compromising on daily quality," says Kathrine Lindequist Beyer, Senior Product Manager at EG Digital Welfare in Denmark.
If you want to have a career in tech and add value to IT solutions, you don't necessarily need to be driven by purely technical interests. Kathrine Lindequist Beyer can testify to this.
As Senior Product Manager at EG Digital Welfare in Denmark, she is responsible for EG Sensum One, EG’s social services solution for the specialised social sector.
She has an MSc from RUC Roskilde University, where she chose the Business Study & Performance Design line.
My way into tech
"I've worked for 11 years now in the IT industry but started in a digital advertising agency where we eventually chose to invest heavily in welfare technology. That was my way into tech. With EG Sensum One, we create value for both social care professionals and citizens in regions, municipalities and for private stakeholders. We contribute to ensuring that employees in homes and institutions can work in the best possible way without compromising their professionalism, and that with a digital solution they get extra time for core tasks and more face-to-face time with the citizen. In addition, our digital solutions help to make citizens more self-reliant and give them more co-determination," says Kathrine.
Makes life better for other people
She does not see the IT industry as technical, but rather creative.
"There are many skills that need bringing into play. And we need a wide range of craftspeople to be able to make successful solutions. Engineers, designers and supporters all contribute with valuable input. Within product management, I have two good colleagues who have an educational background, because first and foremost, we are looking for professionalism in our solutions. The technical aspect is a small part of the bigger picture. The common denominator is that we work together on making life better for other people without compromising on daily quality."
Ambitious work life and family balance
With two children aged 2 and 5 to take to football, swimming and gymnastics, she has plenty to do in her free time close to her home in Farum, north of Copenhagen, but the flexibility of her job in the IT industry allows her to balance it all.
"Flexibility is truly a gift. I have the opportunity to work from home when it suits me, and it makes a lot of sense as a family with small children. I think I had a lot of preconceptions before entering the IT industry. Is it possible to balance a good home life with high ambitions at work without it impacting the family? You bet it is!"