Vanessa Raath

Vanessa Raath, It's About People

Vanessa Raath, It’s About People

Name: Vanessa Raath

Designation: General Manager

Company: It’s About People

What do you do every day? I bling up people’s careers by taking them out of boring jobs and placing them in awesome, challenging roles.

How did you get into the tech space? By default, I was headhunted to join an IT company – the rest came naturally.

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? “Carpe diem” – there is no time like the present.

What advice would you give someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Just do it! We need more Female Tech Rock Divas.

What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? The knowledge that I have the opportunity to change people’s lives for the better.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? A voluntary teacher in third-world countries.

Find me on:
Twitter: @its_about_peopl

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About Samantha

Samantha Perry is the JHB Agency Lead for Irvine Partners, an integrated public relations and marketing agency. She previously worked as a freelance journalist, and has over 20 years' of experience writing for a range of media - print and online - mainly in the ICT sector. She has written for Brainstorm magazine, Mail & Guardian, several niche B2B titles and several corporate clients. She also has a Masters degree in ICT Policy & Regulation, and serves on the IAB SA Marketing Council as the PR rep. She has worked as an independent telecoms researcher for some of the analyst houses in that field and was regularly called upon to comment on telecoms issues in the press. Nowadays she can be found commenting on women in tech issues in the press and speaking at conferences on the subject and the issues women in the sector face.